Naming rules review – draft released
The naming rules for places in Victoria are updated every 5 years in line with the Geographic Place Names Act 1998. The consultation process on the draft naming rules is now closed. Final comments have been reviewed and a final version is currently being prepared. Find information on next steps and frequently asked questions on the process, changes and improvements in the 2020-2021 review.Read more
New enhancements to VICNAMES
Victoria’s official place names database, VICNAMES gets new enhancements.
Naming rules review reaches more stakeholders than ever before
Geographic Names Victoria has completed the first consultation phase of the 2020-21 naming rules review.
Victoria’s talent shines at State’s surveying and spatial Oscars
Victoria’s exceptional spatial and surveying talent was on full display at the Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards.
Ensuring equality and inclusion in place names
Victorians are invited to have their say about the rules for how places in the state are named as part of the review of the naming rules.
Technology reveals more than 6,600 years of ancient wisdom at Budj Bim
Laser mapping technology used at the Budj Bim World Heritage site near Portland is revealing more eel and fish traps and stone huts.