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Naming roads, places & features

Road Naming Guidelines

The Guidelines for Geographic Names 2010 Version 2 (in accordance with Part 2 of the Geographic Place Names Act 1998) sets out the procedures and principles for naming, renaming and adjusting the boundaries of geographic features, localities and roads in Victoria.

VICNAMES is the state's official Register of Geographic Names. It contains more than 200,000 place names including cities, towns, suburbs, regions, roads, landscape features, recreational reserves, transport stations, schools, hospitals, national parks, forests, reserves, and tracks. It is free to search place names and add historical information.

Road Names History

The historical information component for South Gippsland road names which includes the history of why, how and/or whom the road was named after.  This information is also available at VICNAMES the state's official Register of Geographic Names.

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Please contact Jo Cox, Technical Officer, on (03) 5662 9200 or email