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 Tasmanian Place Naming Guidelines. 

  Tasmanian Place Naming Guidelines   (978Kb)​


Placenames Tasmania is the authoritative register of place names and facilitates the management of place names in Tasmania. It is available on the Placenames website.

The Nomenclature Board is constituted and operates under the statutory authority of the Survey Co-ordination Act 1944.

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