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The Board publishes various documents which are designed to inform the community on issues concerning place names within NSW. These publications can be downloaded or are available by contacting the Board's office.


Addressing policies, manual and reference guides for developers, planners, surveyors, local, state and federal government data users.

Fact sheets

GNB fact sheets provide a wide range of information including road naming procedures, place naming, property addressing and multicultural place names.


These publications detail the role of the GNB in the preservation of the history and culture of NSW, multicultural place naming, road and locality naming and other activities of the board.

Place name search

Search for a place name or geographic feature in the Geographical Name Register (GNR) of NSW and locate its designation, status, local government area and other related details.

Alphabetical List of Place Names NSW

This book was compiled and meticulously handwritten in 1954 by a Lands Officer, the late Ernest C. Gleeson, and it alphabetically lists all the place names in the NSW Eastern and Central Division Parish Maps at that time. There are an estimated 22,500 name entries in this list (some of which no longer exist).

Annual reports

Annual reports of Geographical Names Board.

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