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


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.


Once a name place is registered it is usually permanent.



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



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


03 86362525


03 86362776

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