In 2015, Australia commemorated the 100-year anniversary of the Anzac forces landing at Gallipoli. During the Anzac centenary period of 2014–18, the Victorian government also conducted a commemorative naming project in partnership with councils and naming authorities.
While the project has formally ended, Victorians can still acknowledge the wartime service and sacrifice of their local military service people and locals who supported Australia's military cause.
How does it work?
Victorians can research people from their municipalities and submit naming proposals to their local councils in honour of Anzac service people.
Councils then decide which name proposals should be used to name or rename roads, geographical features or localities.
There is also the opportunity to submit extra information about the history of a new or existing commemorative Anzac name to the VICNAMES register.
Who can apply?
- historical societies
- members of RSL
- interested individuals
Why take part?
Not only will the work help commemorate service men and women and those who have displayed the Anzac spirit, your submission may result in a road, street, feature, or locality being named and historical information being recorded online for future generations.
How to apply
To apply you should follow the steps to:
- research appropriate names
- submit the checklist to your council for final approval
Once approved, the council will add the name and history to the VICNAMES register.