Registration of Geographic Place Names - Victoria

Description

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.

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

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

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative

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

Forms

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

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Land Victoria

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Registrar of Geographic Names

Phone: 03 8636 2525
Fax: 03 8636 2776
Email: geo.names@dtpli.vic.gov.au