Geographic place names advisory panel

The Geographic Place Names Advisory Panel is responsible for providing expert advice and recommendations to the Registrar on geographic place names policy and principles and place naming issues of regional, state and national significance.

Panel members' knowledge, background and/or experience in one or more of the following areas are highly regarded:

  • mapping or geography
  • urban and regional planning
  • local government administration
  • Aboriginal culture and language
  • heritage or historical matters
  • orthography or linguistics.

Members of the panel are appointed by the Minister for Planning pursuant to s.14(1) of the Geographic Place Names Act 1998.

Expressions of interest for the Geographic Place Names Advisory Panel have now closed.

If you require further information please contact Rafe Benli, Project Officer, Office of Geographic Names on 03 8636 2851 or via email at

Page last reviewed on 20 May 2016

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