Postal address:

The Secretary
Geographical Names Board
PO Box 143
Bathurst NSW 2795

1800 025 700

About GNB

The Geographical Names Board (GNB) is empowered by the Geographical Names Act 1966 to assign names to places to:

  • investigate and determine the form, spelling, meaning, pronunciation, origin and history of any geographical name and
  • determine the application of each name with regard to position, extent or other reference.

The Board is committed to providing NSW with the best possible service and is at the forefront of international ‘best practice’ methodologies in the field of toponymy.

Last updated: 25 January 2023