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ACT Planning and Land Authority: The ACT Planning and Land Authority is responsible for the naming of public places in the ACT (nomenclature). Public places include districts, divisions (suburbs), streets, parks and geographical features. This part of the ACT Planning and Land Authority web site includes general information on Canberra's place names, names Acts, naming policies, origins of district and suburb names and the Place Names Committee.
Search the Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Searches are possible by placename, status, designation, LGA, topographic map, and parish.
National gazetteer for Australia and offshore territories. Search over 300,000 geographical names for location and spelling as well as links to Geoscience Australia mapping products. The Gazetteer of Australia is compiled by Geoscience Australia and is part of the Geoscience Australia website.
Government of Western Australia: Provides information on the GEONAMA data set which is unavailable online. Contact details listed. Links to "History of country town names" and "History of metropolitan suburb names" provide a summary of origins of names.
Department of Primary Industries and Water, State Government of Tasmania: Provides details on the Board's establishment, functions, and responsibilities. Information on the data set of Tasmanian place names. Individual names can be researched by contacting the Board secretary. Contact details provided.
Northern Territory Department of Planning and Infrastructure: Search for names registered under the Place Names Act as well as names appearing on current and historical maps and in historical publications. Can search using either a simple or advanced search. The Register is continually being updated and new place names being added.
Government of South Australia: PlaceNames Online provides a simple search tool for obtaining useful information from the State Gazetteer. The purpose of the State Gazetteer is to provide an accurate and definitive listing of place names for mapping, emergency services and general enquiry purposes. Associated with each name is up to 38 fields of information relating to feature type, classification, location, derivation and cross-reference to current, previous and alternative names.
State Government of Queensland: Search for place names through the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines.
State Government of Victoria: This database holds more than 190,000 road and place names, including landscape features such as mountains and rivers, bounded localities such as suburbs, towns, cities and regions, and physical infrastructure such as roads, reserves and schools.
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