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Addressing fact sheets

Addresses for data users (under review) (PDF 1.5 MB)
Updated: 10 Oct 2019

This reference guide has been developed to highlight the key areas of responsibility and interest for data users.

Addressing for developers (under review) (PDF 1.1 MB)
Updated: 10 Oct 2019

As developers play an integral role in the assignment of addresses, this reference guide has been developed to emphasise the key areas of responsibility and interest for developers.

Addressing for government agencies (under review) (PDF 2.0 MB)
Updated: 10 Oct 2019

Government agencies play an integral role in the assignment of addresses. This reference guide has been developed to highlights the key areas of responsibility and interest government agencies.

Addressing for surveyors (under review) (PDF 3.7 MB)
Updated: 10 Oct 2019

As surveyors play an integral role in the assignment of addresses, this reference guide has been developed to emphasise the key areas of responsibility and interest for surveyors.

Place Naming fact sheets 

Commemorative naming fact sheet (PDF 110.1 KB)
Published: 23 Jan 2024

This fact sheet provides information about assigning names to places and natural features.

Aboriginal place naming (PDF 322.7 KB)
Published: 31 Aug 2021

A fact sheet explaining the GNB's commitment to Aboriginal place naming.

Offensive place names (PDF 179.2 KB)
Published: 27 Jan 2021

This fact sheet explains what to do if you find a place name offensive.

Naming a place (PDF 145.0 KB)
Published: 27 Jan 2021

A fact sheet explaining the GNB place naming process.

Glossary of status values in the Geographic Names Register (PDF 106.6 KB)
Published: 11 Feb 2020

Descriptions of values used in Geographical Names Register.

Glossary of designation values in the Geographic Names Register (PDF 152.6 KB)
Published: 11 Feb 2020

Lists designation values to terms used in the Geographical Names Register.

Guidelines for the determination of place names (PDF 107.3 KB)
Published: 29 Jan 2020

A list of key place name principles.

Brochures

Reawakening Traditional Aboriginal Place Names (PDF 665.5 KB)
Published: 08 Oct 2021

Traditional place names can be officially recognised and recorded for a feature which enables the story and culture of the local Aboriginal community to be shared.

Preserving the history, culture and identity of NSW (PDF 1.0 MB)
Published: 18 Mar 2013

For nearly 40 years, the GNB has maintained the integrity of records relating to place and geographical names in NSW.

Multicultural place names in NSW (PDF 4.8 MB)
Published: 18 Mar 2013

The NSW Government encourages place names that acknowledge the multicultural nature of our society.

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