To search the Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW, simply enter as much or as little information as you require in the form below.
If you require assistance completing this form, some advice is located further down the page.
Alternatively, you can download every record in the GNR database.
Please enter your search criteria:
In the placename field, it is suggested that you enter only the simple name component, and not any descriptive elements associated with the placename. That is, if you are searching for "Mount Kosciuszko", you should simply enter the word Kosciuszko.
You may notice that there are references to 'old' LGA names, topographic maps and parishes in the database. This is because the geographical features were originally gazetted against these old names.
Also worth noting is the fact that larger features such as rivers, national parks, etc., may span multiple LGAs, maps and parishes. The values of these attributes stored against a feature are those considered most significant to the feature at time of gazettal.
If you are unsure which LGA, map or parish you are looking for, it may be beneficial to perform a simple placename search for a known feature in the required area and use the LGA, map or parish name shown on the resulting extract as the basis for your search.