Naming a road, street or place


The naming of roads, streets and places within the shire is our responsibility under the Local Government Act 1989.

Community groups, members of the public and developers can approach Council with proposals to name or rename roads, streets, reserves, open spaces and other Council facilities. This naming process provides us with the opportunity to recognise local historic and cultural heritage. In this way a developed landscape is labelled.

To assist with naming, please refer to our Naming protocol—for roads and places(PDF, 1MB). It has been drafted with reference to the Naming rules for places in Victoria

Before lodging a naming proposal, we recommend you read the supplementary documents to the Guidelines for Geographic Names 2010.

Existing roads

To name an unnamed road or to propose a name change to an existing road, please complete an Application to Create or Amend a Road Name form.

Roads in new subdivisions

To propose name/s for roads and streets in new subdivisions, please complete an application for New Road Name—Subdivisions form.

Council facilities

To propose name/s for reserves, open spaces and other Council facilities, please complete an application to Create or Amend a Place Name form.

Find out more

For further information, please contact Council's Governance unit via or call (03) 5422 0333.