Naming rules are statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities. They outline how naming, renaming or changing the boundaries of features, localities and roads in Victoria occurs.
Naming authorities like councils must use these rules, which are based on national standards. They help ensure that places are named in a standardised way, to avoid confusion, errors and discrimination. This is vital for assisting emergency services and ensuring public safety. Under the current Geographic Place Names Act 1998, the naming rules are reviewed at least once every five years.
Read more on the naming rules.