Aboriginal and dual naming

The Aboriginal and Dual Naming Policy provides for the naming of areas that have significance to Tasmania's Aboriginal history.

The policy provides for the preferential assignment of Aboriginal names for previously unnamed natural features or places - such as rivers and mountains - as well as allowing for the addition of Aboriginal names to existing official names of natural features or places.

The role of the Nomenclature Board in the implementation of this policy is outlined in the attachment below.

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Aboriginal and Dual Naming Policy Review

On 3 July 2017, the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, the Hon Will Hodgman MP endorsed the commencement of a review into the Aboriginal and Dual Naming Policy. This review is currently being progressed by the Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.

The Department of Premier and Cabinet has announced the submissions are now invited for the Aboriginal and Dual Naming Policy Review. Further information about the review process and for access to the Issues Paper go to the ​following ​Department of Premier and Cabinet website​. Submissions close 22 December 2017.​


Nomenclature Board (Secretary)
134 Macquarie Street
Phone: 03 6165 4444
Email: nomenclature.office@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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