News and current projects

The Office of Geographic Names is in the process of launching the new naming rules and hosting a number of workshops across the state.

This page includes the OGN's newsletters, latest news and current projects.

Geographic Names Newsletters

Geographic Names News provides information to stakeholders, naming authorities and those with an interest in place naming.   

Latest news

Launch of the naming rules for places in Victoria, Statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities - 2016

The Office of Geographic Names is in the process of launching the new naming rules and hosting a number of workshops across the state.

The new document is available on the Naming rules for places in Victoria webpage. 

If you wish to attend one of the workshops you can register here.

If you have any enquiries about the workshops or naming rules, please contact Rafe Benli, Geographic Names Project Officer, on (03) 8636 2851 or via email (geo.names@delwp.vic.gov.au).  

Current projects

Victoria's complex site addressing program

The Office of Geographic Names, with assistance from Vicmap's Information Services Division, emergency services and other stakeholder organisations, is launching the complex site addressing program.

The complex site addressing program aims to provide a unique address for each sub-address within large or complex sites such as retirement villages, universities, shopping centres, camping sites, sporting facilities, tourist venues, and caravan and residential parks.

By doing this, the program will improve the property addressing system in Victoria and support efficient and effective delivery of emergency and postal services, as well as a range of government activities.

The Office of Geographic Names will provide an information flyer to municipal councils, who can then distribute it to managers of complex sites. The addressing information should then be provided by site managers to their councils for uploading to Vicmap.

Victoria's complex site addressing program (PDF 390.2 KB)

Victoria's complex site addressing program   (DOCX 1.3 MB)

ANZAC Commemorative Naming Project 

The Office of Geographic Names continues to promote the project across Victoria. To date 52 of the 79 municipalities have received grants to assist with the research of commemorative names. 

Further grants may be provided which will be decided by the ANZAC Commemorative Naming committee.

Page last reviewed on 2 March 2017

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