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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 GNB Secretariat.


Access to the NSW Address Policy and User Manual and NSW Place Name Policy.

Fact sheets & brochures

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

Historical 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 the Geographical Names Board.

GNB Place Naming Video

Video about place naming


Informative videos from GNB

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