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
Aboriginal GardenBenalla Rural City Council Endorsed6/09/2018Former name Indigenous Garden.
Ada Cambridge ForecourtHobsons Bay City Council Endorsed23/08/2018Ada Cambridge, a prolific writer with inks to early Williamstown and the Holy Trinity Church Williamstown.
Argyle Way Children and Family CentreKnox City Council Endorsed17/05/2018Named after the road where the feature is located.
Baranduda FieldsWodonga City CouncilEndorsed25/10/2018 Contact the naming authority.
Bidgood ParkWodonga City Council Endorsed25/10/2018Contact the naming authority
Brian Callanan ParkWodonga City Council Endorsed25/10/2018Contact the naming authority.
Denison Recreation ReserveWellington Shire CouncilEndorsed24/05/2018Named after the locality in which the feature is located
Des Custerson ReserveGreater Dandenong City Council Endorsed23/08/2018In honour of Des Custerson  who lived and worked in the area for over 25 years and founded the Chubbies dance band.
Doctors BridgeWellington Shire Council Endorsed11/01/2018Honours Dr George Hedley (1817-1879).
Djerring Trail Level Crossing Removal AuthorityEndorsed2/08/2018Coming from the Bunurong Aboriginal language, the word Djerring means ‘join’ or ‘unite’.
Edith Macpherson ParkGreater Dandenong City CouncilEndorsed15/03/2018Contact the naming authority.
Ernie May Park Wodonga City Council Endorsed25/10/2018Contact the naming authority.
Essendon Fields AirportEssendon Airport Pty LtdEndorsed17/05/2018Contact the naming authority.
Faith Leech Aquatic CentreGreater Bendigo City Council Endorsed29/03/2018Commemorates Faith Leech, Olympic Gold medallist, originally from Bendigo.
Gippsland Regiment BrdigeVicRoadsEndorsed25/10/2018Contact the naming authority.
Glad Phillips BridgeMansfield Shire Council Endorsed11/10/2018In honour of Glad Phillips, a long time Bonnie Doon resident and community campaigner.
Gurri Wanyarra Wellbeing CentreGreater Bendigo City Council Endorsed29/03/2018Aboriginal word for kangaroo waterhole.
Henrika Kuljurgies ReserveWodonga City Council Endorsed25/10/2018Contact the naming authority.
Ian Tatterson Pavilion Greater Dandeong City Council Endorsed19/04/2018Commemorates Ian Tatterson, former CEO of City of Springvale.
Ida SchubertWodonga City Council Endorsed25/10/2018Contact the naming authority.
Jack Dunstan Park Wodonga City Council Endorsed25/10/2018Contact the naming authority.
Jan Juc VillageSurf Coast Shire Council Endorsed4/01/2018Named after the locality.
Karingga ParkBallarat City Council Endorsed15/11/2018In Wathaurung language, Karingga means ‘grow’, which describes the rapid growth of the area.
Keilor Community HubBrimbank City Council Endorsed11/01/2018Named after the locality.  
Kirrip Park Port Phillip City Council Endorsed25/11/2018Kirrip, means friendship or mate in the Boon Wurrung language.
Kosovar ParkWodonga City Council Endorsed25/10/2018Contact the naming authority.
Littlejohn BridgeVicRoadsEndorsed12/04/2018Commemorates William Alfred Littlejohn of a  pioneering family in the Dromana region.
McCartney Oval Surf Coast Shire Council Endorsed26/07/2018In honour of George McCartney, a South Barwon councillor.
Maffra Recreation ReserveWellington Shire Council Endorsed17/05/2018Named after the locality in which the feature is located.
Mel Read ParkWodonga City Council Endorsed25/10/2018Contact the naming authority.
Mernda Rail Station, Hawkstowe Rail Station, Middle Gorge Rail Station  Level Crossing Removel AuthorityEndorsed12/04/2017Contact the naming authority.
Moira ReserveMansfield Shire Council Endorsed6/09/2018Named after the locality in which the feature is located.
Munro Recreation ReserveWellington Shire Council Endorsed24/05/2018Named after the locality in which the feature is located.
Navigators Bridge, Gascards Lane Bridge, Fred Lewin Bridge, Paces Bridge, McCormacks BridgeVicTrackEndorsed24/05/2018Contact the naming authority.
Pacoe Vale Community CentreMoreland City CouncilEndorsed11/10/2018Named after the locality in which the feature is located.
Phyllis Street Children and Family CentreKnox City Council Endorsed17/05/2018Named after the street in which the feature is located.
Staceys BridgeWellington Shire Council Endorsed11/01/2018Named after the locality.
St Arnaud Family Learning CentreNorthen Grampians Shire Council Endorsed11/10/2018Formerly known as St Arnaud Children’s Precinct.
Sunvale Community ParkBrimbank City Council Endorsed1/02/2018Contact the naming authority.
Taylor BridgeGolden Plains Shire Council Endorsed11/01/2018Honours Edwin Taylor, who owned land in the area around 1880.
Whitham ParkWarrnambool City Council Endorsed10/05/2018Recognises contribution to the Warrnambool community of Betty Witham, Stansfield Witham and Benjamin Hargreaves .

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
Bakehouse LaneEuroaStrathbogie Shire Council Endorsed7/06/2018Located near the original/historic bakehouse.
Barrys LaneBallarat East Ballarat City CouncilEndorsed11/10/2018In honour of Barry Cosson, judge at the Eureka Stockade trials in 1855.
Bartlett RoadMunroWellington Shire Council Endorsed29/03/2018Contact the naming authority.
Basin RiseHighton Greater Geelong City Council Endorsed15/02/2018Name links to the historic water reservoirs in the area.
Baskerville LaneMelbourneMelbourne City Council Endorsed11/10/2018In honour of sculptor Margaret Baskerville.
Bettles LaneHeyfield/DawsonWellington Shire Council Endorsed26/07/2018In honour of Roy Scott Bettles, a blacksmith in Heyfield who  enlisted on 25 August 1915 and was killed in action in Pozieres.
Bucknall StreetCarisbrookCentral Goldfields Shire Council Endorsed9/08/2018Contact the naming authority
Californian LaneEast GeelongGreater Geelong City Council Endorsed15/02/2018Name links to the Californian bungalows and Edwardian dwellings in the area.
Camel Lily Pond WalkLorneSurf Coast Shire CouncilEndorsed10/05/2018Contact the naming authority.
Caruso RoadMarybroughCentral Goldfields Shire Council Endorsed17/05/2018Contact the naming authority.
Centro CircuitEssendon FieldsMoonee Valley City Council Endorsed10/05/2018Named after the AutoCentro complex within the area.
Chapman CrescentEast GeelongGreater Geelong City Council Endorsed5/07/2018In honour of two sisters who served with the Australian Air Force in World War 2.
Cinnabar LaneJamieson Mansfield Shire Council Endorsed21/06/2018Cinnabar is an ore of mercury which was mined further up the Jamieson River at the Quicksilver Mine.  
Community LaneTyersLatrobe City Council Endorsed15/02/2018Contact the naming authority.
Darshan LaneKoonwarraSouth Gippsland Shire Council Endorsed16/08/2018Darshan means ‘to receive from, to receive uplifting glances and blessings from one who is in tune with nature’.
Dineen RoadBayles/Cora LynCardinia Shire Council Endorsed26/07/2018In honour of Michael Dineen Junior,  owner of the land in the early 1900s.
Escott RoadFryerstown Mount Alexander Shire Council Endorsed21/06/2018Named after Elizabeth Escott, who died on the diggings, and whose grave is near the road.
Fortelny Way Moonee PondsMoonee Valley City Council Endorsed26/07/2018Contact the naming authority.
Gates LaneDevenishBenalla Rural City Council Endorsed29/03/2018Contact the naming authority.
Gatehouse RoadSpringhurstWangaratta Rural City Council Endorsed2/08/2018In recognition of the Gatehouse originally at the location.
Goodall LaneGeelongGreater Geelong City Council Endorsed29/03/2018Honours William Goodall, who once owned property in the area.
Graves LaneMalvernStonnington City Council Endorsed3/05/2018Honours Lesley Jackson Graves, Anzac veteran.
Grevillea WayInverlochBass Coast Shire Council Endorsed22/02/2018Recognises the native flora/fauna.
Hendras LaneFosterSouth Gippsland Shire Council Endorsed4/01/2018Honours the Hendras family, landowners since the early 1900s.
Hewitt StreetMeeniyanSouth Gippsland Shire Council Endorsed4/01/2018Honours the Hewett family, past land owners of the area.
Jack Hore WayWodongaWodonga City Council Endorsed24/05/2018Contact the naming authority.
Jeffers RoadCora LynCardinia Shire Council Endorsed26/07/2018Named after a landowner in the area.
Kelso LaneFootscrayMaribyrnong City Council Endorsed23/08/2018In honour of J Kelso Duncan who was significant in the founding of the nearby hospital.
Kemps LaneBerringamaTowong Shire Council Endorsed4/01/2018Contact the naming authority.
Killarney AvenueGrovedaleGreater Geelong City CouncilEndorsed6/09/2018Contact the naming authority.
Kookaburra LaneMangalore and SeymourBass Coast Shire Council Endorsed22/02/2018Recognises the local fauna.
Kurmala StreetNorth BendisoGreater Bendigo City Council Endorsed4/01/2018Named after the Kurmala building at the former Bendigo Psychiatric Hospital.  
Kurnager LaneRichmondYarra City Council Endorsed6/09/2018Contact the naming authority.
Lacey View FlindersMornington Peninsula Shire Council Endorsed11/108/2018In honour of Ken Lacey, a prominent member of the Flinders community.
Layton RoadMaryboroughCentral Goldfields Shire Council Endorsed9/08/2018In honour of Thomas William Layton, an Anzac veteran killed in action 17 October 1917.
Lear LaneWoodsideWelliington Shire Council Endorsed10/05/2018Honours Eric Nightingale Lear, Anzac veteran.
Livestock Track, Show Place, Milnes Circuit, Morgans Way, O'Hagans Way, Vicnash Way, Attenborough Street, Follett Drive. Dandenong Greater Dandenong City Council Endorsed22/02/2018Contact the naming authority – internal roads within the Greaves Reserve.
Livingstone LaneMeeniyanSouth Gippsland Shire Council Endorsed4/01/2018Honours the Livingston family, past land owners in the area.
Maclean LanePeterboroughMoyne Shire Council Endorsed23/08/2018In honour of Donald Finlay Maclean, writer, Baptist minister, WW1 Army Chaplain, radio broadcaster.
McColl StreetCheltenhamKingston City Council Endorsed1/02/2018Contact the naming authority.
Mills BoulevardAlphington Yarra City Council Endorsed6/09/2018In recognition of the former AMCOR paper mill in Alphington.
Molonys ArcadeWangarattaWangaratta Rural City CouncilEndorsed26/07/2018In honour of a former landowner Patrick (Paddy) Francis Molony.
Mynard RoadBaylesCardinia Shire Council Endorsed26/07/2018Named after two landowners in the area.
Nillalook LaneBarjargMansfield Shire CouncilEndorsed15/03/2018Name of farm in the 1800s.
Outlaws CourtBeechworthIndigo Shire CouncilEndorsed3/05/2018Reference to the Kelly gang, who served time at the Old Beechworth Gaol.
Prendergast DriveBairnsdaleEast Gippsland Shire Council Endorsed10/05/2018Honours Anzac veteran James L. Prendergast for his contribution to the community and as a veteran..
President LaneWilliamstownHobsons Bay City CouncilEndorsed7/06/2018President was a prison hulk moored off Williamstown in 1853.
Rising Star LaneCheltenhamKingston City Council Endorsed5/07/2018 Tribute to the golf theme in the area.  
Sadies WayLeongathaSouth Gippsland Shire Council Endorsed15/03/2018Contact the naming authority.
Smada CrescentMansfieldMansfield Shire Council Endorsed6/09/2018In honour of the Adams family, founding pioneers (name spelt backwards).
Sams WayMoonee PondsMoonee Valley City Council Endorsed15/11/2018In honour of Sam Gangemi, his life and hardship, and his love for Moonee Ponds and the land.
Saric StreetFraser RiseMelton City CouncilEndorsed11/10/2018Contact the naming authority.
Sorensen LaneSpringhurstWangaratta Rural City Council Endorsed2/08/2018In honour of the Sorensen family who ran a garage and towing business known as Sorensen Bros.
Stables LaneWedderburnLoddon Shire Council Endorsed10/05/2018Identifies the history of the area.
Stapleton RoadFosterSouth Gippsland Shire CouncilEndorsed4/01/2018Honours Private Stapleton, Anzac solidier.
St Johns LaneEssendon FieldsMoonee Valley City Council Endorsed3/05/2018Original airport site was farmland known as St Johns.
Susono Way Frankston Frankston City Council Endorsed3/05/2018Contact the naming authority.
Tavares LaneCollingwoodYarra City Council Endorsed6/09/2018In recognition of Antonio Tavares, who established the Collingwood Housing Estate and Residents Gym.
Towle Lane GeelongGreater Geelong City Council Endorsed10/05/2018Honours Dr Frederick Towle, who originally owned and occupied an adjoining property.
Trewin LaneJarrahmondEast Gippsland Shire Council Endorsed15/11/2018In honour of Albert John Trewin, war veteran.
Trimble LaneYarravilleMaribyrnong City Council Endorsed23/08/2018Named after a community hall.
Tutton LaneEssendon Moonee Valley City Council Endorsed26/07/2018In honour of the Tutton family of  Nimmo Street, early  owners on the block.
Valentines LaneAvenel Strathbogie Shire Council Endorsed7/06/2018Continuing the theme of the nearby Lovers Hill
Volpini CourtAvalonGreater Geelong City Council Endorsed7/06/2016Contact the naming authority.

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
Olinda and Mount Dandenong Yarra Ranges Shire CouncilContact the naming authorityEndorsed29/11/2018Yarra Ranges Shire Council Locality Names and Boundary Map
Donvale and Doncaster EastManningham City Council Contact the naming authorityEndorsed11/10/2018Manningham City Council Locality Names and Boundary Map
Malvern East and MalvernStonnington City Council Malvern East and MalvernEndorsed9/08/2018Stonnnington City Council Locality Names and Boundary Map
Drummond North and Lauriston Macedon Ranges Shire Council Contact the naming authority Endorsed17/06/2018 Mansfield Shire Council Locality Names and Boundary Map  (PDF, 1.9 MB)
Aberfeldie and Moonee PondsMoonee Valley City Council Contact the naming authority Endorsed24/05/2018Moonee Valley City Council Locality Names and Boundary Map (PDF, 390.3 KB)
Montrose and MooroolbarkYarra Ranges Shire Council Contact the naming authority Endorsed17/05/2018 Yarra Ranges Shire Council Locality Names and Boundary Map (PDF, 2.5 MB)
Taylors Lakes and Keilor Brimbank City Council Contact the naming authorityEndorsed 10/05/2018Brimbank City Council Locality Names and Boundary Map (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Capel Sound and RosebudMornington Peninsula Shire Council Capel Sound and RosebudEndorsed21/12/2017 Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Locality Names and Boundary Map (PDF, 1.3 MB)
Blackburn South and Burwood EastWhitehorse City CouncilBlackburn South and Burwood EastEndorsed21/12/2017 Whitehorse City Council Locality Names and Boundary Map (PDF, 730.2 KB)
Colignan and Hattah Mildura Rural City Council Colignan and HattahEndorsed21/12/2017Mildura Rural City Council Locality Names and Boundary Map  (PDF, 2.9 MB) and enlarged map (PDF, 810.5 KB).
Armadale and MalvernStonnington City Council Armadale and MalvernEndorsed7/09/2017 Stonnington City Council Locality Names and Boundary Map (PDF, 438.8 KB)
Sandringham and Hampton Bayside City Council Sandringham and Hampton Endorsed11/05/2017 
Glen Alvie and RyanstonBass Coast Shire Council Glen Alvie and RyanstonEndorsed20/04/2017Bass Coast Shire Council Locality Names and Boundary Map  (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Nintingbool and Smythes CreekGolden Plains Shire Council Nintingbool and Symthes CreekEndosed2/03/2017Golden Plains Shire Council Locality Names and Boundary Map  (PDF, 2.0 MB)
Cheltenham and BeaumarisBayside City Council Cheltenham and BeaumarisEndorsed9/02/2017Bayside City Council Locality Names and Boundary Map  (PDF, 342.2 KB)
Hampton and Sandringham Bayside City Council Hampton and SandringhamEndorsed9/02/2017 Bayside City Council Locality Names and Boundary Map (PDF, 342.2 KB)
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)
Rosebud West renamed to Capel SoundMornington Peninsula Shire Council Capel SoundEndorsed15/09/2016 Mornington Peninsula Shire 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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