Australian Slang For Goodbye (8 Examples)

There are many words people use to greet someone, or say goodbye. If you want to spice things up and add some new slang terms, perhaps Australian slang is the way to go? Anyway, you’re probably here because you’re interested in Australian slang for ‘goodbye’, and we will provide several examples for you. Read on!

Catch You Later

Meaning:

  • (Exclamation) Quite common even outside Australia, this expression is however often used instead of ‘goodbye’ in the Land Down under.

Example:

  • It was nice talking to you, catch you later!

Cheerio

Meaning:

  • (Exclamation) Also used in Britain, but not nearly as much as in Australia, this slang word can mean ‘goodbye’, but also ‘thanks’.

Example:

  • See you tomorrow then, cheerio!

Cheers

Meaning:

  • (Exclamation) This is simply a variation of the previous word, ‘cheerio’. Is often followed by the word ‘mate’.

Example:

  • Alright, was great hanging out with you today, cheers, mate!

Have A Good One

Meaning:

  • (Exclamation) This is another alternative way to say ‘goodbye’ that is really common in Australia.

Example:

  • Talk to you on Monday then, have a good one. 

Hooroo

Meaning:

  • (Exclamation) Hooroo is a 100% Australian slang word for ‘goodbye. It is an exclamation that you won’t hear that much, but the only place you’ll hear it is Australia.

Example:

  • What a great dinner that was, let’s do it again some other day, hooroo!

See Ya ‘Round Like A Rissole

Meaning:

  • (Exclamation) Well, rissoles are round, so this makes sense, in a way. Another Australian exclusive, this one is not as common as the other ones.

Example:

  • Alright mate, was nice chatting to you, see ya ‘round like a rissole.

Ta-ta

Meaning:

  • (Exclamation) This slang word is not unique to Australia, but it is rarely used outside of that country. It’s an endearing term, one that you use with people you are close with.

Example:

  • Alright my dear, hope to see you again soon, ta-ta!

Take It Easy

Meaning:

  • (Exclamation) A classic alternative to saying ‘goodbye, this one can be heard everywhere, and Australia is not immune to it. People use it all the time.

Example:

  • I enjoyed catching up with you, here’s my number, take it easy!

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