Queensland place names
- Place name proposals
- Recent place name decisions
- Place names in Queensland
- Search for a Queensland place name
- Official record of place names
- Educational resources
Place name proposals
Recent place name decisions
Place names in Queensland
An official place name may be given to any geographic feature or area of land in Queensland which is deemed by the Minister to require a name (e.g. suburbs, mountains and watercourses).
Streets, roads, canals in waterfront developments, highways or freeways, national parks and state forests are generally named by local governments or other state government agencies.
The Queensland place names (PDF, 79K)* and Place names—localities and suburbs (PDF, 81K)* fact sheets describe the processes and considerations in the naming of geographic features and places, as provided for in the Place Names Act 1994.
Search for a Queensland place name
Up to the first 300 matches for a name entered will be returned. If necessary, refine your search and resubmit. Further details will be displayed when you select a returned name.
Search for place names Australia wide on the Geoscience Australia website.
Official record of place names
DERM maintains Queensland’s Digital Place Names Gazetteer, which is a comprehensive and accurate record of approved place names as required under the Place Names Act.
The Gazetteer contains the name, latitude, longitude and map number for each place.
To access the Gazetteer or for more information, visit the Resource centre.
The Committee for Geographical Names in Australasia (CGNA), which coordinates Australian place-naming activities, has developed an online Teacher's Lesson Pack to promote the significance of geographical place names within the community.
For further information please phone 13 QGOV (13 74 68) or contact place names
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Last updated 10 May 2013