Spelling

We use Australian spelling, which is often different to American or British. Some common examples are listed here, but if you are unsure check the Macquarie Dictionary.

~ise: e.g. recognise, finalise, organise
 ~ize: e.g. recognize, finalize, organize
~yse: analyse
~yze: analyze
~our: e.g. colour, labour
~or: color, labor
~re: centre
~er: center
~ement: judgement, acknowledgement
~ment: judgment, acknowledgment

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TIPYou may need to set the language in Microsoft Word to English (Australian) to stop it automatically changing your words to US spelling.

If you are referring to a specific organisation or publication, or using a direct quote, always use the original spelling.

World Health Organization
World Health Organisation