In Tasmania, the official naming of places is primarily the responsibility of the Place Names Advisory Panel. The Panel 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.
Tasmania is the authoritative register of place names and
facilitates the management of place names in Tasmania. It is available on the Placenames Tasmania website.
Making Submissions to Place Names Proposals:
All place naming proposals are advertised through the Advertisements page of Placenames Tasmania for a minimum period of one month. During this period submissions are able to be made on proposals by simply clicking on a naming proposal and clicking on the Make Submission button. All submissions will be included with a place naming proposal when submitted to the Place Names Advisory Panel for deliberation.
The Place Names Advisory Panel is constituted and operates under the statutory authority of the Place Names Act 2020.