Registration of Geographic Place Names - Victoria

Service summary

You will need to go through this registration process if you intend to permanently name a geographic place. New names and changes to existing names of geographic places and features are generally made by naming authorities such as local councils, with input from relevant residents.

The aim of registration is to reduce the duplication or repetition of names, and to ensure effective capture of all new place names data and the preservation of the State heritage of existing place names.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration, you must:

  • Apply using the prescribed form;
  • Provide any information and documentation required by the Authority; and
  • Pay the prescribed fees.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Once a name place is registered it is usually permanent.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for Registration of Geographic Place Names - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Land Victoria

Act(s) name

Geographic Place Names Act 1998 (Victoria)

Contact details

Registrar of Geographic Names
Land Victoria


Phone:

03 86362525

Fax:

03 86362776
geo.names@dtpli.vic.gov.au

Website:

http://www.dtpli.vic.gov.au Opens in a new browser window

Supporting information

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