Naming Proposals

The Registrar of Geographic Names receives naming proposals from naming authorities to name or rename a feature or road, name a locality or amend a locality boundary.

To understand the process to submit a proposal, refer to the Naming rules for places in Victoria, Statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities –2016.

You can check the Registrar’s consideration of the proposal, the date it is gazetted in the Victoria Government Gazette and when it is registered:

The status of proposals received from naming authorities to name geographic features are detailed below. Information about how to name a geographic feature is detailed in section 4 of the Naming rules for places in Victoria, Statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities – 2016.

Feature name (and maps)Naming authorityRegistrar's considerationGazette noticeBackground information
Beersheba Memorial Park (PDF, 174.7 KB)Southern Grampians Shire CouncilEndorsed22/12/2016In honour of the local men  who participated in the Charge of Beersheba, and who served in the 4th Lighthorse Brigade.
Branko PalavestraWodonga City CouncilEndorsed10/11/2016Contact the naming authority.
Community Grow and Play Gardens (PDF, 261.3 KB)Mornington Peninsula Shire CouncilEndorsed10/11/2016Contact the naming authority.
Craigieburn ANZAC Park (PDF, 376.6 KB)Hume City CouncilEndorsed11/02/2016To commemorate all Australians who served in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
David Cooper Park (PDF, 395.1 KB)Knox City CouncilEndorsed1/12/2016In honour of former Mayor and Councillor.
Des Leonard Oval (PDF, 177.1 KB)Hepburn Shire CouncilEndorsed10/11/2016In honour of a member of the community who volunteered for many organisations over 40 years. 
Dirrawarra Bridge (PDF, 240.1 KB)Wangaratta Rural City CouncilEndorsed1/12/2016Dirrawarra is a Pangerang word meaning together and united.
Edithvale Public Golf Course (PDF, 213.0 KB)Australasian Public Golf Club IncEndorsed17/03/2016Named after the golf course's locality. 
Ellis Bridge (PDF, 609.6 KB)VicTrackEndorsed27/10/2016Named after a pioneering family in the district.
Frankston North Community Centre (PDF, 882.2 KB)Frankston City CouncilEndorsed30/06/2016Named after the feature's locality. 
Gardiner Primary ReserveStonnington City CouncilEndorsed15/12/2016Contact the naming authority.
Gateway Shopping CentreKnox City CouncilEndorsed21/01/2016The area is identified as the gateway to the Dandenongs (hills). 
Greenvale Corner (PDF, 405.1 KB)Wellington Shire CouncilEndorsed27/10/2016Named after the Greenvale farm, dating back to 1800s.
Greenwood Reserve (PDF, 180.4 KB)Banyule City CouncilEndorsed30/06/2016Recognises the reserve's street. 
Jim Costelloe ParkWodonga City CouncilEndorsed10/11/2016Contact the naming authority.
Jubilee Park / Wurrumbit Birrng Yaar (PDF, 480.4 KB)Warrnambool City CouncilEndorsed30/06/2016Incorporates the Aboriginal word meaning long waterhole.
Kenevans Corner (PDF, 240.8 KB)Wellington Shire CouncilEndorsed2/06/2016In honour of Thomas Kenevan who established a hotel at the site in 1862.
MacArthur ParkBaw Baw Shire CouncilEndorsed15/12/2016Contact the naming authority.
Maidstone Park (PDF, 318.8 KB)Maribyrnong City CouncilEndorsed28/07/2016Named after the feature's locality.
Manna Gum Family and Children's Centre (PDF, 254.0 KB)Macedon Ranges Shire CouncilEndorsed12/05/2016Manna Gum is a prominent Eucalypt tree in the region.
Margaret Heathorn Park (PDF, 130.2 KB)Banyule City CouncilEndorsed1/12/2016In honour of Margaret Heathorn, Ivanhoe identity and community volunteer over many decades. 
Max Beck ParkWodonga City CouncilEndorsed10/11/2016Contact the naming authority.
McCormack Park (PDF, 524.9 KB)Mansfield Shire CouncilEndorsed30/06/2016Honours the McCormack family. John McCormack was a settler in 1866.
McLean ParkWodonga City CouncilEndorsed10/11/2016Contact the naming authority.
Memorial Park (PDF, 596.4 KB)Baw Baw Shire CouncilEndorsed15/12/2016Contact the naming authority.
Moonah Park (PDF, 473.2 KB)Surf Coast Shire CouncilEndorsed10/11/2016Named after an indigenous tree.
Mullawallah Wetlands (PDF, 3.8 MB)Ballarat City CouncilEndorsed2/06/2016The wetlands are the most culturally significant Aboriginal site in the City of Ballarat. The name honours the Aboriginal leader, Mullawallah. 
Newport Community HubHobsons Bay City CouncilEndorsed1/09/2016Named after the feature's locality.
Ninety-Eight state forest names within the Gippsland and Port Phillip regions. (PDF, 93.1 KB)DELWPEndorsed26/05/2016Contact the naming authority.
Pleasant Creek Historic PrecinctNorthern Grampians Shire CouncilEndorsed10/11/2016Location of the original settlement of Pleasant Creek.
Radio Park (PDF, 336.9 KB)Banyule City CouncilEndorsed30/06/2016Recognises a radio relay tower formerly near the site. 
Schoroburra ParkWodonga City CouncilEndorsed10/11/2016Contact the naming authority.
Scott Park (PDF, 417.4 KB)Casey City CouncilEndorsed25/02/2016In recognition of the late Cyril and Rita Scott who farmed the land and helped establish a local church in 1961.
Seaview Reserve (PDF, 544.9 KB)Surf Coast Shire CouncilEndorsed30/06/2016Recognises the reserve's street.
Southland Railway Station (PDF, 288.1 KB)Public Transport VictoriaEndorsed1/09/2016Named after the adjoining shopping centre.
St Albans Community Centre (PDF, 661.5 KB)Brimbank City CouncilEndorsed17/03/2016Named after the community centre's locality.
Swipers GullyMelbourne WaterEndorsed1/12/2016Contact the naming authority.
Sypotts Corner (PDF, 492.3 KB)West Wimmera Shire CouncilEndorsed22/12/2016Contact the naming authority.
Tanderrum Bridge (PDF, 423.1 KB)Sport and Recreation, Department of Health and Human ServicesEndorsed6/10/2016'Tanderrum' is a welcoming festival of song, dance, trading and cultural exchange of the Kulin nations. 
The Rings, Aquanation, and AquahubMaroondah City CouncilEndorsed1/12/2016Contact the naming authority.
Torryong Bridge (PDF, 240.1 KB)Wangaratta Rural City CouncilEndorsed1/12/2016Torryong reflects the Ovens River that is situated under the suspension bridge. 
Veronica Egan ParkWodonga City CouncilEndorsed10/11/2016Contact the naming authority.
Vin Heffernan Park (PDF, 249.5 KB)Banyule City CouncilEndorsed8/09/2016In honour of Vin Heffernan OAM, former councillor, mayor, State Member for Ivanhoe and Minister for Small Business and Youth Affairs.

The status of proposals received to name or rename roads are detailed below. Information about how to name or rename a road is detailed in section 3 of the Naming rules for places in Victoria, Statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities –2016

When road names are approved by the Registrar of Geographic Names the details are sent to Land Information Spatial Services at DELWP. VICNAMES and Vicmap (the state's authoritative dataset) is then updated. This process can take up to 10 working days. 

Road nameSuburbLocal Government AuthorityStatusGazette noticeBackground
Babington LaneLorneSurf Coast Shire CouncilEndorsed27/10/2016Named after the Babington Sawmill settlement, Benwerrin, a place of cultural signifance listed in the Lorne/Dean's Marsh Heritage Place assessment.  It operated in the 1900s under various members of the Babington family.
Bayview Equestrian TrailNarre Warren NorthCasey City CouncilEndorsed1/12/2016Contact the naming authority.
Bianca CrescentGreenvaleHume City CouncilEndorsed8/09/2016Contact the naming authority. 
Billy Ho Road
KanivaWest Wimmera Shire CouncilEndorsed2/06/2016Contact the naming authority
Bridleway WalkParkvilleMelbourne City CouncilEndorsed8/09/2016The path was originally used by horses as a thoroughfare. 
Bullawah PlaceWangarattaWangaratta City CouncilEndorsed27/10/2016The word Bullawah is a Pangerang word meaning 'two over the river' and signifies the two suspension bridges over the river. 
Catchment LaneFrankstonFrankston City CouncilEndorsed7/07/2016Contact the naming authority.
Cerberus WayBlack RockBayside City CouncilEndorsed4/08/2016In recognition of HMVS Cerberus located in the area.
Clare LaneKensingtonMelbourne City CouncilEndorsed10/11/2016In honour of Emily Clare, a nursing sister during World War 1. 
Coburn WayLake WendoureeBallarat City CouncilEndorsed27/10/2016In honour of Herbert L.Coburn, an architect of some of Ballarat's most unique art deco buildings. 
Coulson PlaceNorlaneGreater Geelong City CouncilEndorsed25/08/2016In honour of Mr Alan Coulson, who was the founding headmaster of Norlane High School in 1957.
Dana StreetOfficerCardinia Shire CouncilEndorsed7/07/2016Contact the naming authority.
Darke RoadPort MelbournePort Phillip City CouncilEndorsed21/07/2016In honour of William Darke (1810/1890) who carried out some of the first surveys of Melbourne.
Day RoadCambrian HillGolden Plains Shire CouncilEndorsed7/07/2016Contact the naming authority.
Delite WayRed CliffsMildura Rural City CouncilEndorsed22/12/2016Named after the citrus fruit grown in the area.
Dunns RoadMiddle CreekArarat Rural City CouncilEndorsed22/12/2016In honour of the local Dunns family.
Dyke RoadGre GreNorthern Grampians Shire CouncilEndorsed7/07/2016In recognition of the Dyke family early settlers in the district.
Edelweiss RoadBuangorArarat Rural City CouncilEndorsed4/08/2016Contact the naming authority.
Ellis LaneEskdaleTowong Shire CouncilEndorsed3/11/2016Contact the naming authority
Eucalypt Avenue, Lilly Pilly Place, Red Gum Lane, Liquuidamber Place, Sweetbox WalkMalvernStonnington City CouncilEndorsed25/08/2016Named after the local flora.
Evergreen Mews and Periwinkle PlaceArmadaleStonnington City CouncilEndorsed27/10/2016Named after the local flora. 
Faith Close and Scots CloseKilsythYarra Ranges Shire CouncilEndorsed10/11/2016Contact the naming authority.
Faith LaneBakery HillBallarat City CouncilEndorsed27/10/2016Contact the naming authority.
Finnegans RoadCastertonGlenelg Shire CouncilEndorsed27/10/2016In honour of Ms Finnegan, who resided in the area in the 1800s. 
Flagg LaneWindsorStonnington City CouncilEndorsed4/08/2016In honour of John Flagg Senior, who owned land around 1860.
Gillingham LaneGeelongGreater Geelong City CouncilEndorsed25/08/2016In honour of Sister Ethel Gillingham, a nursing sister during World War 1.  
Gorman LaneWarrenheipBallarat City CouncilEndorsed27/10/2016Named after a local early landowner. 
Green StreetHamiltonSouthern Grampians Shire CouncilEndorsed8/09/2016Contact the naming authority.
Harrison LaneAspendaleKingston City CouncilEndorsed10/11/2016In honour of Arthur Frederick Harrison, who served at Gallipoli and lived in Aspendale until 1914.
Haydon LaneKensingtonMelbourne City CouncilEndorsed9/02/2017Contact the naming authority.
Herring StreetMarybroughCentral Goldfields Shire CouncilEndorsed7/07/2016In honour of Ned Herring, his contribution to the defence forces, the law, and public life.
Hill Cottage LaneEskdaleTowong Shire CouncilEndorsed10/11/2016Contact the naming authority.
Honorata StreetPort MelbournePort Phillip City CouncilEndorsed21/07/2016The Honorata sailed from Port Melbourne transporting Australian soldiers to war in 1916.
Kerrs RoadFish CreekSouth Gippsland Shire CouncilEndorsed22/12/2016Contact the naming authority.
Kitchen RoadPort MelbournePort Phillip City CouncilEndorsed21/07/2016In honour of John Kitchen (1799-1891). Kitchen & Sons made candles and soap in the 1800s and 1900s.
Kite Place, Faith Close and Swift WayNorlaneGreater Geelong City CouncilEndorsed25/08/2016Named after local birds.
Koorilla LaneBethangaTowong Shire CouncilEndorsed27/10/2016Named after a nearby agricultural property known as Koorilla.
Legge WayCape PatersonBass Coast Shire CouncilEndorsed27/10/2016In honour of Norm Legge, in recognition of his contribution to the local Surf Life Saving Club. 
Lever Street, Bruford Road, Tomkins Road, Velvet Road, Jago road, Sunlight Road and Candle RoadPort MelbournePort Phillip City CouncilEndorsed27/10/2016Contact the naming authority.
Lindsay LaneKensingtonMelbourne City CouncilEndorsed7/07/2016In honour of James Edward Lindsay and his sons Francis Edward Lindsay and Frederick Arthur Lindsay, who served in the Australian Army.
Lisbon Gully LaneBrightAlpine Shire CouncilEndorsed10/11/2016Named after the local mine.
Lyford LaneTallangattaTowong Shire CouncilEndorsed10/11/2016Contact the naming authority.
Martha LaneBallarat EastBallarat City CouncilEndorsed27/10/2016In honour of Martha Clendinning, in recognition of her active contribution to the community in the 1850s and 1860s - she helped establish the Ballarat Female Refuge in 1867.
McLaren DriveClayton SouthKingston City CouncilEndorsed7/07/2016Contact the naming authority.
Naming 80 camping tracks and trailsRosebud, Rye and SorrentoMornington Peninsula Shire CouncilEndorsed17/11/2016Contact the naming authority.
Nannys Creek RoadKilmore East and Sunday CreekMitchell Shire CouncilEndorsed28/07/2016In recognition of Nannys Creek, a waterway in the area. 
Nolte StreetHamiltonSouthern Grampians Shire CouncilEndorsed9/02/2017Contact the naming authority.
Nursery AvenueClayton SouthKingston City CouncilEndorsed7/07/2016Contact the naming authority.
Oates LanesArmadaleStonnington City CouncilEndorsed4/08/2016In honour of James Oates, ANZAC veteran.
Pandoleon LaneRichmondYarra City CouncilEndorsed6/10/2016In honour of John Pandoleon, who owned and operated a delicatessen in the area, in recognition of this community contribution.
Paterson CourtDartmouthTowong Shire CouncilEndorsed3/11/2016Contact the naming authority.
Pepperell LaneMalvern EastStonnington City CouncilEndorsed20/10/2016In honour of contributions to the community by Cuthbert Cyril Pepperell and his two sons, Cyril David Pepperell and George Albert Pepperell, who also operated the Pepperell Hardware store in the area for over 80 years.
Philby LaneKoetongTowong Shire CouncilEndorsed10/11/2016Contact the naming authority.
Quinn RoadPort MelbournePort Phillip City CouncilEndorsed21/07/2016Quinn Street originally ran along the fa├žade of Kitchen & Sons.
Rocky LaneGranyaTowong Shire CouncilEndorsed3/11/2016Contact the naming authority.
Rowley LaneBethangaTowong Shire CouncilEndorsed3/11/2016Contact the naming authority.
Sapphire CloseWarragulBaw Baw Shire CouncilEndorsed4/08/2016In keeping with the area's rock and gem theme.
Saxbee WayLeopoldGreater Geelong City CouncilEndorsed17/11/2016In honour of Sergeant Lilian Saxbee, a World War 2, nurse from Geelong. 
Seacrest PlaceMount MarthaMornington Peninsula Shire CouncilEndorsed27/10/2016Contact the naming authority.
Senator DriveClayton SouthKingston City CouncilEndorsed7/07/2016Contact the naming authority.
SillettSaleWellington Shire CouncilEndorsed27/10/2016Named after Robert Sillett who, in 1884, took over Spooners Gippsland College and then set up Sillett Collge in Sale. 
Skene StreetSmythesdaleGolden Plains Shire CouncilEndorsed1/12/2016In honour of Lillias Margaret Skene (1867-1957), an Australian women's rights activist. 
Strangway CourtCoburgMoreland City CouncilEndorsed7/07/2016In recognition of Strangway Farm, the name of the property occupied by William Thomas Strangway in 1842.
Sumo LaneRed CliffsMildura Rural City CouncilEndorsed22/12/2016Named after the citrus fruit grown in the area. 
Sweeney LaneTorquaySurf Coast Shire CouncilEndorsed15/12/2016In honour of Joe Sweeney, a local surfing identity.
Tims LanesGeelong WestGreater Geelong City CouncilEndorsed10/11/2016In honour of the Timms family, who once owned the laneway and were the largest wool exporters in Geelong in the 1850s.
Topaz StreetWarragulBaw Baw Shire CouncilEndorsed4/08/2016In keeping with the area's rock and gem theme.
Tullynally CloseSarsfieldEast Gippsland Shire CouncilEndorsed1/12/2016Contact the naming authority.
Wagtail WayValencia CreekWellington Shire CouncilEndorsed8/09/2016Named after a local bird.
Walters RoadTalgarnoTowong Shire CouncilEndorsed10/11/2016Contact the naming authority.
Wattlebird CloseSeasprayWellington Shire CouncilEndorsed27/10/2016Named after a local bird.
William Vahland PlaceBendigoGreater Bendigo City CouncilEndorsed22/09/2016In honour of William Vahland, an architect working in Sandhurst (later to become known as Bendigo), during the goldrush and early 20th Century. 
Windarra LaneDurham LeadBallarat City CouncilEndorsed7/07/2016In recognition of the abutting property and estate of the same name.
Winter LaneBrightAlpine Shire CouncilEndorsed15/12/2016In honour of Private Lorraine Winter, Anzac veteran.
Woodcutters WayRyeMornington Peninsula Shire CouncilEndorsed27/10/2016In recognition of wood cutting in the area.
Workers StreetPort MelbournePort Phillip City CouncilEndorsed21/07/2016Reference to the Waterside Workers Federation of Australia.

The status of proposals received from councils to amend localities' boundaries are detailed below.  Information about amending a locality's boundaries is detailed in section 5 of the Naming rules for places in Victoria, Statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities – 2016

Affected localitiesNaming authorityCouncil mapRegistrar's considerationGazette DateDELWP map
Harkness, Weir Views, Cobblebank, Strathtulloh, Thornhill Park, Grangefields, Bonnie Brook, Aintree, Fieldstone, Fraser Rise, Deanside (new localities)Melton City CouncilMelton City Council new localities and amendmentsEndorsed9/02/2017Melton City Council Locality Names and Boundary Map (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Manor Lakes (new locality)Wyndham City CouncilManor LakesEndorsed17/03/2016Wyndham City Council Locality Names and Boundary Map (PDF, 1.0 MB)
Winter Valley (new locality)Ballarat City CouncilWinter ValleyEndorsed11/02/2016Ballarat City Council Locality Names and Boundary Map (PDF, 1001.9 KB)
RobinvaleSwan Hill Rural City CouncilRobinvaleEndorsed3/12/2015Swan Hill Rural City Council Locality Names and Boundary Map (PDF, 2.7 MB)
Rochford,  Romsey and HesketMacedon Ranges Shire CouncilRochford, Romsey and HesketEndorsed3/12/2015Macedon Ranges Shire Council Locality Names and Boundary Map (PDF, 1.7 MB)
Jeparit and RainbowHindmarsh Shire CouncilJeparit and RainbowEndorsed1/10/2015Hindmarsh Shire Council Locality Names and Boundary Map (PDF, 911.2 KB)
Wodonga and LenevaWodonga City CouncilWodonga and LenevaEndorsed1/10/2015Wodonga City Council Locality Names and Boundary Map (PDF, 764.7 KB)
Castella and ToolangiMurrindindi Shire CouncilCastella and ToolangiEndorsed25/06/2015Murrundindi Shire Council Locality Names and Boundaries Map (PDF, 2.5 MB)
Creek View (new locality)Campaspe Shire CouncilCreek ViewEndorsed5/03/2015Campspe Shire Council Names and Boundaries Map (PDF, 2.5 MB)
Drysdale and Clifton SpringsGreater Geelong City CouncilDrysdale and Clifton SpringsEndorsed5/03/2015Greater Geelong City Council Locality Names and Boundaries Map (PDF, 1.4 MB)
Woodleigh and The GurdiesBass Coast Shire CouncilWoodleigh and The GurdiesEndorsed23/10/2014 
Epsom and AscotGreater Bendigo City CouncilEpsom and AscotEndorsed24/07/2014Greater Bendigo City Council Locality Names and Boundaries Map (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Allambee Reserve and ChildersBaw Baw Shire CouncilAllambee Reserve and ChildersEndorsed12/06/2014Baw Baw Shire Council Locality Names and Boundaries Map (PDF, 1.9 MB)
Heidelberg Heights, Heidelberg, Bellfield and IvanhoeBanyule City CouncilHeidelberg Heights, Heidelberg, Bellfield and IvanhoeEndorsed12/06/2014Banyule City Council Locality Names and Boundaries Map (PDF, 686.1 KB)
Lardner and Warragul SouthBaw Baw Shire CouncilLardner and Warragul SouthEndorsed12/06/2014Baw Baw Shire Council Locality Names and Boundaries Map (PDF, 1.9 MB)
Heidelberg Heights, Heidelberg, Ivanhoe and EaglemontBanyule City CouncilHeidelberg Heights, Heidelberg, Ivanhoe and EaglemontEndorsed8/05/2014Banyule City Council Names and Boundaries Map (PDF, 686.1 KB)
Anakie and SteiglitzGolden Plains Shire CouncilAnakie and SteiglitzEndorsed23/01/2014Golden Plains Locality Names and Boundaries Map (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Bete Bolong and NewmerellaEast Gippsland Shire CouncilBete Bolong and NewmerellaEndorsed23/01/2014East Gippsland Locality Names and Boundaries Map (PDF, 3.8 MB) or East Gippsland Enlargement Map (PDF, 656.3 KB)
Yapeen and GuildfordMount Alexander Shire CouncilYapeen and GuildfordEndorsed19/12/2013Mount Alexander Locality Names and Boundary Map (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Flowerdale and HazeldeneMurrindindi Shire CouncilFlowerdale and HazeldeneEndorsed24/10/2013Murrindindi Locality Names and Boundaries Map (PDF, 2.2 MB)
Narre Warren NorthCasey City CouncilNarre Warren NorthEndorsed17/10/2013Casey Locality Names and Boundaries Map (PDF, 1.1 MB)

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