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Place Naming (Nomenclature) in Tasmania

In Tasmania, the official naming of places is primarily the responsibility of the Nomenclature Board. The Board undertakes research and investigation into the origin, priority and usage of place names and assigns official place names in accordance with the Rules for Place Names in Tasmania.

The Nomenclature Board is constituted and operates under the statutory authority of the sections 20A to 20K of the Survey Co-ordination Act 1944

Rules and Processes for Naming Places
A summary of how official names are assigned to places and features in Tasmania.
Aboriginal and Dual Naming
Processes for the naming of Tasmanian natural features and places with Aboriginal names.
Tasmanian Road Route Codes
The signing scheme is based on the United Kingdom system whereby zones have been created and routes chosen according to their importance to the motori...
Recent Gazettals of Place Names
Details of recent notices for the assignment or alteration of official place names in Tasmania.
Nomenclature Board of Tasmania
History, membership, functions and responsibilities of the Nomenclature Board.

For further information:

  Steve Billingham
  Nomenclature Board Secretary
  Level 1, 134 Macquarie Street
  HOBART TAS 7000
  Phone: 03 6165 4149
  Email: nomenclature.office@dpipwe.tas.gov.au


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