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 with the Guidelines for Geographic Names 2010 Version 2
- disseminating information from the register to interested stakeholders including the general public, cartography companies (Melways, UBD, Whereis) and government bodies
- convening select committees of members from the Geographic Place Names Advisory Panel to consider issues of state naming significance.
The Registrar of Geographic Names
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
GPO Box 527
Melbourne VIC 3001
Phone: +61 3 8636 2525
Fax: +61 3 8636 2776