Google year in search reveals what Aussies searched for in 2021

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• We turned to Google Search to understand the world around us, learn new skills, and find inspiration

As 2021 comes to a close, Google has reflected on the moments that made Aussies search, wonder and cook up a storm. It was a year of more lockdowns, sporting victories and a rare earthquake in Melbourne. Australia rallied together for Cleo Smith, joined the #BartyParty – and bid farewell to Prince Philip and Bert Newton. In the kitchen, we whipped up gnocchi, munched on Anzac biccies and sprinkled some spice on our curried sausages. Whether we were looking up definitions, building websites or making paper planes, we turned to Google Search to understand the world around us, learn new skills and find inspiration.

To dive into the data, check out Australia’s full trending lists for 2021:

Overall searches

Australia vs India
Euro 2021
Olympic medal tally
Prince Philip

News events

Cleo Smith
QLD COVID update
Alec Baldwin
Coronavirus Victoria
William Tyrrell
Bert Newton
Christian Porter
Melbourne earthquake


Cleo Smith
Ash Barty
William Tyrell
Christian Porter
Nadia Bartel
Dominic Perrottet
Nick Kyrgios
Ariarne Titmus
Peter Bol
Melissa Caddick

Global figures

Alec Baldwin
Rita Ora
Travis Scott
Kyle Rittenhouse
Naomi Osaka
Pete Davidson
Simone Biles
Tiger Woods
Emma Raducanu


Prince Philip
Gabby Petito
Bert Newton
Brian Laundrie
Sean Lock
Michael Gudinski
Sarah Everard
Carla Zampatti
Helen McCrory
Larry King


Australia vs India
Euro 2021
Australian Open
French Open


Gnocchi recipes
Guacamole recipe
Curried sausages recipe
Anzac biscuits recipe
Negroni recipe
Lamb shank recipe
Brussels sprouts recipes
Minestrone soup recipe
Rocky road recipe
Tzatziki recipe

‘How to…?’

How to get vaccination certificate
How to tie a tie
How to deliver uber eats
How to buy dogecoin
How to watch olympics australia
How to book COVID vaccine
How to watch euro 2021 in australia
How to link medicare to mygov
How to book pfizer vaccine
Million dollar vax how to enter

‘How to make…?’ DIY queries

How to make a face mask
How to make candles
How to make playdough
How to make a paper plane
How to make a chatterbox
How to make a website
How to make slime without glue
How to make a paper boat
How to make fake blood
How to make oxygen

Classes and lessons

Dance classes near me
Swimming lessons near me
Driving lessons
Pottery classes
Swimming classes for kids near me
Art classes near me
Guitar lessons near me
Piano lessons near me
Zumba classes near me
Glass blowing classes

Meanings and definitions

Emancipated meaning
Insurrection meaning
Gaslighting meaning
NAIDOC meaning
NFT meaning
Omicron meaning
Frigid meaning\
Narcissist meaning
ROC meaning
Sedition meaning

Trending Searches: What was hot in 2021? The “trending” queries are the searches that had the highest spike in traffic over a sustained period in 2021 as compared to 2020.

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