Registration of Geographic Place Names - Victoria


You will need this registration 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
  • pay the prescribed fees.


Once a name place is registered it is usually permanent.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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


Act(s) name

Geographic Place Names Act 1998 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Land Victoria

Contact details

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