*Macquarie Dictionary is the official dictionary of The Great Australian Spelling Bee.*

The Macquarie Complete Australian Dictionary app provides users with the most comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date reference of Australian English. The app answers the needs of users on matters of spelling, pronunciation and usage for the complete record of English as it is used in Australia, from the colourfully colloquial to the highly technical.

Based on the complete Macquarie Dictionary Sixth Edition and equivalent to a 1745-page book retailing at A$100, the app includes:

• Over 210,000 definitions
• Over 121,000 headwords and phrases
• Over 13,000 encyclopedic entries
• 22,000 word origins or etymologies
• 114,500 IPA pronunciations
• Over 25,000 audio pronunciations*
• Illustrative phrases
• Regionalisms
• Extensive usage notes

• Simple and fast search
• Fuzzy and wildcard search options
• Voice search
• Browse through entries
• Bookmark entries
• Recent search list
• Cross-reference links

• Note-taking feature
• Options to share content
• Access any time without an internet connection
• Compatible with VoiceOver (iOS)

(Note: access to audio pronunciations requires internet connection.)

This app is from the publishers of the popular, authoritative Macquarie Dictionary - Australia's national dictionary. The Macquarie Dictionary continues to change, adapt and re-adjust to reflect Australian language.

If you have any questions, comments or feedback, please contact us directly at

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What’s New

Version 2.0.9

- Bug fixes
- Database updates
- User interface updates

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

HiFi4TeePee ,

Great content - when you can find it

By and large a good dictionary with excellent Australian colloquialism representation. On only a few occasions have I found words not represented.

The app's browse feature needs additional work. Misspell a word and you're toast. It would be preferable to locate the desired word using a letter-by-letter hierarchy noting specifically where the spelling error is. In the mean-time Google fuzzy logic has been a friend in resolving difficult spelling.

TheThe search function could also be improved. It fails to find word derivatives often.

Otherwise, a great app.

PA_and_HP ,

Excellent Australian Resource

I have used the paper version for decades and this version for a few years. I refer to both frequently and find the app version much easier in most uses. I thoroughly recommend this app

BanksiaParrot ,

Ideal resource for the language

If you listen to English, or read, write or speak it, then this is a great source of knowledge and understanding. Especially in Australia.

It’s fast, accurate and fascinating, easily the equal of the Oxford, and it works when you’re offline.


Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Ltd
242.9 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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