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About the naming rules

The naming rules for places in Victoria, statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities are commonly referred to as the naming rules.

The naming rules uphold the guidelines in the Geographic Place Names Act 1998. They are mandatory for naming authorities in Victoria and were developed following consultation with municipal councils, government departments and emergency response and public service providers.

The naming rules are based on national standards and policies. They provide a strong basis for standardised and clear naming procedures across the state.

The following resources may be useful for understanding the naming rules and completing a naming proposal.

Page last updated: 16/09/22