About the Registrar of Geographic Names
Victoria's Registrar of Geographic Names is currently John Tulloch.
The registrar is appointed by the Minister for Planning according to the Geographic Place Names Act 1998.
He is responsible for:
- maintaining the official Victorian Register of Geographic Names, VICNAMES, by liaising with and obtaining proposals from naming authorities including municipal councils, government departments and the Minister for Planning
- ensuring that proposals from naming authorities conform to the Naming rules for places in Victoria, Statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities –2016
- disseminating information from the register to interested stakeholders including the general public, cartography companies and government bodies
- convening committees from selected members of the Geographic Place Names Advisory Panel to consider naming related issues.
The Registrar of Geographic Names
Land Use Victoria
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
GPO Box 527
Melbourne VIC 3001
Phone: +61 3 8636 2525
Fax: +61 3 8636 2776