This list is in alphabetical order of the early names.

For a reverse search using the current names, press the [CTRL] and [F] keys, then enter the name in the search box. 

A useful clue to early street names can sometimes be found in the names of the lanes that ran off the main roadways as service access ways for tradesmen and refuse collectors. The roads acquired new names, but the laneways’ names remained unchanged. Some examples are Nathan Lane in Coogee, Orange Lane in North Randwick, Cory Lane in Bondi Junction and Point Piper Lane in Paddington.


Alice St – now Pine St, Randwick North

Allison St – now Alison Rd, Randwick

Battery St – eastern end now Montrose Parade, Clovelly

Blenheim House St – now Blenheim St, Waverley

Bondi St, Coogee – now covered by the southern extension of the Coogee Cricket Oval

Boundary St – now Darley Rd from Avoca St to Carrington Rd – (boundary of Randwick & Waverley Municipal Councils)

Brand, Village of, – the local name of Long Bay persisted; became Malabar after the shipwreck in 1931.

Broad St – now Bunnerong Rd, from Kingsford to Maroubra

Browne St – now Spring St, Bondi Junction

Bunnerong Rd, Botany end – now Denison Rd, Botany; led directly to Bunnerong House 100 acre estate.

Bunnerong Rd, northern end – now Anzac Parade

Clarence St – now Market St, North Randwick

Cowper St – now Bronte Rd, from Bondi Junction to Charing Cross. There is a good description of the early names of this road at Waverley Library’s Local Studies web-site

Coogee St (off Waverley St) – now Gordon St, Randwick North

Cooks Meadow – now Banks Meadow; one of the possible planned sites for Sydney at Botany Bay.

Cory St – now Hollywood Avenue, Bondi Junction

Dalley Rd – now York Rd., Bondi Junction  (NB Dalley St still exists, off Paul St, Bondi Junction )

Dutruc St – now Eulalie Avenue; the original access from Avoca St. to the Dutruc’s Randwick residence.

Fish St – now Arcadia St, Coogee

Francis St – now Waltham St, Coogee

Frenchmans Rd – now Avoca St from present Frenchmans Rd to Perouse St., Randwick  (to 1860s)

Frenchmans Rd – now Chapel St & Northern 1/3 of Dutruc St, Randwick (to 1850s)

Gierstein St – now Bon Accord Ave., Bondi Junction

Growin St – now Belmore Rd, Randwick  {on 1850 map as part of a proposed Coogee to Sydney road]

Hamilton St – now Figtree Ave, North Randwick.

High St, Clovelly – became Simeon St., now Seaview St.

High St – (Rainham Hill Estate, off Fern St), now Simeon St, Clovelly

John’s Lane – now The Avenue, Randwick; NB, predates John Walsh, builder of Avonmore Tce.

Little Coogee – now the suburb of Clovelly, Randwick; name changed in 1914

Marian St – now Searle Ave, Randwick  (changed in 1940)

Matilda St – now Warners Ave, Bondi

McGill St – properly Magill St, Randwick (misprinted in Sands Directory from 1884 -1894)

Nathan St – now Carrington Road from c. Alison Rd to Coogee Bay Rd

Nelson Bay – now Bronte Beach

Old South Head Road – now Oxford St from College St, Sydney to OSH Rd, Bondi Junction. There is a good description on the       Waverley Library’s Local Studies web-site at

Orange St – now Clovelly Rd from Darley Rd to Market St, then along Gilderthorpe Ave, Randwick.

Perouse St, eastern end – now Oberon St, Coogee

Pine St – now Figtree Ave, North Randwick

Piper’s Gate – Junction of Point Piper Rd (Jersey Rd) and Oxford St, Paddington

Point Piper Rd – now Jersey Rd, Paddington

Power St – now Carrington Rd from Charing Cross to c. Clovelly Rd, Coogee

Pretoria Rd – now Campbell Parade, Bondi

Randwick Ave, Kensington – now Todman Ave

Randwick Rd, Randwick – now the western end of Alison Rd, from Anzac Pde to Avoca St, Randwick

See St, Clovelly – became Towers St, North Clovelly, between Ocean & Northumberland Sts. Now gone.

Simeon St, Clovelly – formerly High St, now Seaview St.

Sloper St – now Todman Ave, Kensington; the eastern section between Anzac Pde & Doncaster Ave

Smithers St – now Ebley St, Bondi Junction

Spring Lane, Randwick – see William St

Susan St – now the eastern end of Clovelly Rd, Clovelly, since 1927

Thomas St – now Clovelly Rd from Fraser St to Frenchmans Rd, Randwick

Thompsons Bay – now Gordons Bay

Tiger St – now Canberra St, South Randwick

Towers St – was See St, North Clovelly, qv

Tramway St – now McLennan Ave, Randwick

Vickers St – now Carrington Rd from Charing Cross to Birrell St, Waverley

Waverley St – now Bondi Rd, Bondi

Whale St (abbreviation of Whale’s Tail St.) – now Coogee Bay Rd, Coogee

William St – became Spring Lane, Randwick (now overbuilt by the north boundary of Royal Randwick Shopping Centre)


An A-Z of Randwick City area’s early street names, & many street name origins, can be found on that Council’s website, located at About Council / history /historic places

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