City of Melbourne is responsible for creating or changing the names of places and roads, and for allocating numbers to properties within the municipality.

Appropriate naming is essential for identifying locations when managing emergencies and delivering goods and services.

New names must comply with the State Government’s naming rules for places in Victoria, Statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities 2022 (the naming rules), that are established under the Geographic Place Names Act 1998. New names should also relate to the historical and cultural connections of the location.

Learn more about our current approach to naming, suggest a place or road name, and view recent naming proposals below.

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Suggest a new place or road name

Complete the form to suggest a new place or road name for consideration by City of Melbourne.

Recent naming proposals

Community consultation on naming proposals in City of Melbourne.

Our current naming process

Understand more about City of Melbourne and State Government's current approach to naming.

Draft Place and Road Naming Policy

We recently sought community feedback on our Draft Policy and Guidelines.


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Contact us

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