We are a Naming Authority under the Naming Rules for Places in Victoria - Statutory Requirements for Naming Roads, Features and Localities 2016 and are responsible for geographic names in the municipal district of Darebin, with the exception of geographic places of regional, state or national significance.
The guidelines are mandatory for naming authorities in Victoria, and are provided for under section 5 of the Geographic Place Names Act 1998. These guidelines are an instructional guide to naming, renaming, and adjusting boundaries of features, localities, and roads in Victoria.
Naming requests for places, features, localities and roads in Darebin must adhere to Darebin’s Road & Place Naming Policy . This Policy has been developed to ensure a co-ordinated, consistent, fair and equitable protocol is followed by Council when investigating and determining naming proposals.
Definition of a Place
Under the Geographic Place Names Act 1998, the definition of a place is:
“place means any place or building that is, or is likely to be, of public or historical interest and includes, but is not restricted to -
a. township, area, park, garden, reserve of land, suburb and locality;
b. topographical feature, including undersea feature;
c. street, road, transport station, government school, government hospital and government nursing home.”
Request a name
Requests for the naming of places can be initiated by anyone in the community including a naming authority such as Council, a Council officer, community group, government authority, developer or member of the public having regard to Council’s policy and the Act. For detailed process please refer to Council’s Road & Place naming Policy.
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