Definition of all-Australian in English:



  • 1Involving or representing the whole of Australia, as distinct from a single region.

    ‘their fullback is playing himself into all-Australian contention’
    ‘an all-Australian Trade Union Congress’
    • ‘He's played 106 games, kicked 108 goals, won a Doig Medal and twice gained All-Australian selection.’
    • ‘He is now an All-Australian fullback for Richmond.’
    • ‘The accepted view now is that the All-Australian team is a flawed talent source for the specific needs of International Rules.’
    • ‘He was an All-Australian ruckman in 1999.’
    • ‘They did not have a player selected in the All-Australian team.’
    • ‘He looks like a future champion and the All-Australian selectors have concurred.’
    • ‘He won All-Australian honours in just his second season at senior level.’
    • ‘The star was named in an All-Australian under-18 team.’
    • ‘He achieved 18s All-Australian status and starred for North Ballarat in Victoria's elite under-18 competition.’
    • ‘His sublime rucking skills earning him a maiden All-Australian jersey.’
  • 2Distinctively Australian in character.

    ‘the standard all-Australian hotel whose primary function has been to serve beer’
    ‘three all-Australian backpacking teens take a trip into the outback’
    • ‘And remember, this is an "All-Australian" product that we Australian gamers can be very proud of.’
    • ‘With his blond good looks and athletic prowess, he was feted by the press as the all-Australian golden boy.’
    • ‘Although she speaks and looks Maltese with her dark hair and gorgeous flashing eyes, she considers herself to be an all-Australian girl.’
    • ‘She would always come second to girls with the all-Australian look of blonde hair and blue eyes.’
    • ‘This made his credentials as an all-Australian male unimpeachable.’
    • ‘This included the first all-Australian international hit, The Pushbike Song.’
    • ‘Welcome to the all-Australian mind of Mark Waugh, "the most elegant and graceful cricketer of the modern era".’
    • ‘It's a pity you don't have an all-Australian product.’
    • ‘They reached agreement with General Motors to produce an all-Australian motor car.’
    • ‘The all-Australian production will have a large touring company, including a 32-strong cast.’


Australian Rules Football
  • A player voted to the annual all-star team of Australian Rules footballers.

    ‘this was the All-Australian's most productive goalkicking season’
    • ‘They still could not give a return date for the player but believed it was a matter of time after the former All-Australian had a steel rod removed from his recovering leg.’
    • ‘The semi-final win showed the two-time All-Australian can still break a game wide open.’
    • ‘There is a slight chance the 2012 All-Australian will be rested this week.’
    • ‘But the two-time All-Australian conceded he could no longer risk playing the game - not the way he wanted, anyway.’
    • ‘The former All-Australian will work one day a week with the club.’
    • ‘He played 227 games for the Lions and was a triple All-Australian.’
    • ‘This triple All-Australian has been adored by fans across the AFL.’
    • ‘The six-time All-Australian was at arguably the peak of his powers when drugs derailed his career in 2006.’
    • ‘The AFL All-Australian had his arms around the club president as he left the training ground.’
    • ‘The manager is backing the 2012 All-Australian to hit good form soon.’