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Place naming

The Geographical Names Board is the authority for geographical names in NSW and operates under the Geographical Names Act 1966.

The place naming process normally follows four main steps: proposal, review, consultation and assign.

Place Naming Process 

The GNB Place Naming Process Fact Sheet provides more information.

Over 80,000 geographical features have already been named in NSW, however, many features still remain unnamed. The Board encourages community members and authorities 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 Place Naming Policy


Propose a place name button 

Place Name Policy Button

Naming a Place Name Fact sheet 

Commemorative Fact Sheet

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