Meaning of brick area in English:

brick area

Pronunciation /ˈbrɪk ɛːrɪə/


historical Australian
  • A residential area in which the houses are made of brick or brick veneer, often regarded as representing middle-class respectability.

    Brick areas have historically been protected by a statute prohibiting the construction of timber houses within a specified boundary, primarily as a fire safety measure.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Geelong Advertiser. From brick + area.