Gazetteer of Australia

The Gazetteer of Australia is an index or dictionary of the location and spelling of geographical names across Australia. Geographic names include towns, suburbs and roads, plus geographical features such as hills, rivers, and lakes.

The index is compiled by the Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM) from determinations made by state, territory, and Australian government agencies.

The authorities that work on geographic names in Australia are as follows:

As of January 2012, there are 370,000 place names in Australia. These are searchable in an online database hosted by Geoscience Australia and the entire data set can be downloaded here.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ ACT Place Names Committee Archived 2013-04-19 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Geographical Names Board of New South Wales
  3. ^ "Place Names Committee for the Northern Territory". Archived from the original on 2011-11-14. Retrieved 2014-04-10.
  4. ^ Queensland place names Archived 2013-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Place Names SA Archived 2008-05-17 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ The List
  7. ^ "VICNAMES". State of Victoria. Archived from the original on 19 October 2011. Retrieved 31 October 2011.
  8. ^ VICNAMES Archived 2011-10-19 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Geographic Names Committee". Landgate. Landgate. Archived from the original on 11 June 2007. Retrieved 31 October 2011.
  10. ^ Western Australian Place Names and Addressing Archived 2013-06-22 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "Legislation that supports geographic naming procedures". Landgate. Landgate. Archived from the original on 1 September 2007. Retrieved 31 October 2011.

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