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Place naming

Over 80,000 geographical features have already been named in NSW, however, many features still remain unnamed. The Board encourages community members to propose new names for these features.

Generally proposals should have the endorsement of the local council or the government department that administers the area where the feature is located. The name should also comply with the Board’s Guidelines for determination of place names (PDF 60.1 KB).

Naming proposals should be submitted using the Board’s Place name application form (PDF 104.8 KB).

If the proposed geographical name commemorates a person the Commemorative naming form (PDF 100 KB) should also be completed and submitted.

The Board will consider these applications and, if approved, process them per the procedure outlined in the Geographical Names Act 1966.

Board Meeting Dates
Date for item to be
included in the agenda
15 March 2 March
17 May 4 May
19 July 6 July
20 September 7 September
22 November 9 November
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