Suburb, road and place names

Place name proposals

The naming of geographical places in South Australia is regulated by the Geographical Names Act 1991. Under the Act, interested people can make submissions on proposed name changes.

Geographic places include:

  • areas
  • regions
  • localities
  • cities
  • suburbs
  • towns
  • mountains
  • rivers
  • places or buildings that may be of historical interest.

For more information on naming policy see Geographical names guidelines.

Guidelines for submitting new proposals

All proposals must comply with the Geographical names guidelines. If a proposal doesn't meet the guidelines it is unlikely to be successful.These guidelines cover proposals to:

  • assign a name to a place
  • alter an existing name
  • assign or alter suburb and locality names or boundaries.

Submissions other than for suburbs or localities should be in writing to the Surveyor-General and lodged with the Geographical Names Unit.

Proposals to assign a new suburb or locality name or alter an existing suburb or locality name or boundary should be discussed with the local council or local authority if not within a council area. It is preferred the council or authority submit the proposal on behalf of the proposer, together with its comments, to the Surveyor-General.

A new proposal should include:

  • the name, address, contact number and email address (if available) of the person making the submission
  • a detailed justification for the proposal
  • a map or plan showing the location and extent of the proposal
  • an indication of the level of community support for the proposal and how this was determined - eg community meeting or petition
  • the views of the council (or local authority if not in a council area)
  • any comments from affected individuals, agencies or interest groups.

The Surveyor-General is responsible for investigating naming proposals and makes recommendations to the Minister.

How to comment on a proposal

Written submissions relating to a current naming proposal are welcome from anyone around the world.

A submission must include:

  • the name and address of the person making the submission
  • details of your support or opposition to the proposal
  • any counter proposal relating to the situation
  • any general comments.

Email

LsgPlaceNames@sa.gov.au

Post

Office of the Surveyor-General
Geographical Names Unit
GPO Box 1354
Adelaide SA  5001

Current naming proposals

These naming proposals have followed the Geographical names guidelines and are available through:

  • the government gazette
  • notices in the local paper or The Advertiser (Surveyor-General determines the most appropriate).

When a proposal is successfully completed emergency services, council and Australia Post are notified.

For an alternative version of any document on this page contact Geographical Names Unit.

Description Gazette Notice Submission Deadline Outcome
Notice of intent to alter and assign names in reference to the Flinders Link Railway Extension Project (3.1 MB PDF)Notice of intent
(13.2 KB PDF)
10 October 2017  
Notice to alter the boundaries of Tailem Bend %asset summary 352819 Notice to alter % asset summary 353009 19 September 2017 Approved by the Surveyor-General on 19 September 2017
Notice to alter the boundaries of a place and assign a name to a place Eyre (701.9 KB PDF)Notice to alter (8.9 KB PDF)31 October 2017Approved by Hon Stephen Mulligan MP on 30 May 2017
Notice of intent to alter the boundary and assign a name to a place as Chiton (1.6 MB PDF)Notice of intent (237.1 KB PDF)28 November 2017 
Notice of intent to assign a name to a loop path as Anna Rennie Path (1.9 MB PDF)Notice to assign
(17.4 KB PDF)
12 July 2017  
Notice of intent to assign a name to a bridge as Gawler River Bridge (1.4 MB PDF)Notice of intent (41.9 KB PDF) 20 January 2017  
Notice of intent to alter the boundary of Minlaton and create the suburb of Parsons Beach (1.2 MB PDF)Notice of intent (35.8 KB PDF) 1 September 2016

Past naming proposals

Description

Gazette Notice

Submission Deadline

Outcome

Notice of intent to alter the boundaries of Greenwith and Salisbury Heights (2.1 MB PDF)

Notice to alter (159.9 KB PDF)

Notice of intent
(121.7 KB PDF)

5 August 2016

Approved by the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure on 30 January 2017.

Official boundary altered vide Government Gazette on 4 April 2017

Notice of intent to alter the boundaries of Penfield and create the suburb of Eyre (975.7 KB PDF)Notice of intent
(34.7 KB PDF)
28 September 2015 
Notice to alter the boundaries of Mount Observation and Finniss (1.6 MB PDF)Notice to alter (37.7 KB PDF) 

Approved by the Surveyor-General on 1 February 2017

Official boundary altered vide Government Gazette on 9 February 2017

Notice of intent to assign a name to a bridge as David Fitzsimons Bridge (1.7 MB PDF)

Notice of intent (31.1 KB PDF)

Notice to assign
(42.3 KB PDF)

20 January 2017

Approved by the Surveyor-General on 3 February 2017

Officially assigned vide Government Gazette on 9 February 2017

Notice of intent to assign a name to a bridge as Blumberg Bridge  (1.7 MB PDF)

Notice of intent  (41.5 KB PDF)

Notice to assign (37.6 KB PDF)

20 January 2017

Approved by the Surveyor-General on 1 February 2017

Officially assigned vide Government Gazette on 9 February 2017

Notice of intent to alter the boundary of Clovelly Park and create the suburb of Tonsley (2.1 MB PDF)

Notice of intent (34.6 KB PDF)

Notice to alter
(161.8 KB PDF)

10 June 2016

Approved by the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure on 17 November 2016

Assigned by Government Gazette on 27 January 2017

Notice to alter the boundaries of Ashton and Norton Summit (2.3 MB PDF)Notice to alter (27.2 KB PDF) Approved by the Surveyor-General on 7 December 2016
Notice to alter the boundaries of Frahns and Younghusband (1.1 MB PDF)Notice to alter (27.2 KB PDF) Approved by the Surveyor-General on 7 December 2016
Notice to alter the boundaries of Dudley East and Penneshaw (710.7 KB PDF)Notice to alter (27.2 KB PDF) Approved by the Surveyor-General on 7 December 2016
Notice to alter the boundaries of Cygnet River and Birchmore (1001.9 KB PDF)Notice to alter (27.2 KB PDF) Approved by the Surveyor-General on 7 December 2016
Notice to alter the boundaries of American River and Ballast Head (1.3 MB PDF)Notice to alter (32.8 KB PDF)  Approved by the Surveyor-General on 8 June 2016
Notice to alter the boundaries of Beetaloo Valley and Warnertown (722.6 KB PDF)Notice to alter (32.8 KB PDF) Approved by the Surveyor-General on 8 June 2016
Notice to alter the boundaries of Laurie Park and Hynam (1.8 MB PDF)

Notice of intent (113.7 KB PDF)

Notice to alter (43.4 KB PDF)

5 May 2016Assigned by Government Gazette 23 June 2016
Notice to alter the boundaries of Gum Creek Station and Flinders Ranges (610.8 KB PDF) Notice to alter (34.0 KB PDF) Assigned by Government Gazette 31 March 2016
Notice of intent to alter the boundaries of Northgate, Northgate and Greenacres and create the suburb of Lightsview (2.5 MB PDF)

Notice to Alter (186.5 KB PDF)

Notice of intent (48.6 KB PDF)
28 September 2015Approved by the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure on 27 March 2016
Notice to alter the spelling of Southport Beach to South Port Beach (407.9 KB PDF) Notice to alter (33.3 KB PDF)  Name altered vide Government Gazette on 3 March 2016
Notice to alter the boundaries of Unley and Parkside (553.3 KB PDF) Notice to alter (24.7 KB PDF)  Approved by the Surveyor-General on 5 February 2016
Notice to alter the boundaries of Goodwood and Wayville (435.7 KB PDF) Notice to alter (24.7 KB PDF)  Approved by the Surveyor-General on 5 February 2016
Notice to discontinuance of the rural locality of Trihi (426.3 KB PDF) and alterations to the boundaries of the rural localities of Kalangadoo and Mt McIntyre

Notice of intent (34.3 KB PDF)

Notice to discontinue (159.2 KB PDF)

13 September 2015

Discontinued and altered vide Government Gazette 26 November 2015

Notice of intent to alter the suburb boundaries of Grange, Seaton and West Lakes (786.3 KB PDF)

Notice of intent (30.0 KB PDF)

Notice to alter (29.0 KB PDF)

13 September 2015Assigned vide Government Gazette 19 November 2015

Notice to alter the suburb boundaries of Apoinga and Emu Downs (385.1 KB PDF)

Notice to alter (19.0 KB PDF)

 

Assigned vide Government Gazette 20 August 2015

Notice of intent to alter the rural locality boundaries of Millbrook, Cudlee Creek, Inglewood and Paracombe (284.8 KB PDF)

Notice of intent (31.5 KB PDF)

Notice to alter (177.7 KB PDF)

3 August 2015

Assigned vide Government Gazette 20 August 2015

Notice to alter the boundaries of Forestville, Keswick, Goodwood and Wayville (811.5 KB PDF) to the western boundaries of DP.57944 Part Piece 500 and of DP.53413 Part Piece 700

Notice to alter (25.3 KB PDF)

 

Approved by the Surveyor-General on 1 May 2015

Notice to alter the boundaries of Rocky Gully and White Hill (483.9 KB PDF) due to a partial road reserve closure such that the area in question will be fully within the locality of White Hill

Notice to alter (23.1 KB PDF)

 

Approved by the Surveyor-General on 1 May 2015

Notice to alter the suburb boundary between Chain of Ponds and Cudlee Creek (660.6 KB PDF) so that the whole of Deposited Plan 45505 Allotment 250 is within Cudlee Creek.

Notice to alter (27.7 KB PDF)

 

Altered vide Government Gazette 23 April 2015

Notice to alter the boundaries of Bibaringa/Yattalunga (516.5 KB PDF) due to a road closure such that the whole of the new parcel, DP 95435 Allotment 15, is within the rural locality of Yattalunga

Notice to alter (23.7 KB PDF)

 

Approved by the Surveyor-General 7 April 2015

Corrigendum (834.6 KB PDF) to correct the spelling of Lake Francis to Lake Frances

Corrigendum (34.5 KB PDF)

 

Altered vide Government Gazette 2 April 2015

Notice to alter the boundaries of Clearview/Enfield so that the DP 43940 Allotment 5 is now within the suburb of Clearview (490.0 KB PDF) from which street access is gained.

Notice to alter (16.6 KB PDF)

 

Approved by the Surveyor-General on 11 March 2015

Notice to alter the existing boundary of Whyalla Barson (574.5 KB PDF)

Notice to alter (89.2 KB PDF)

 

Approved by the Surveyor-General on 9 January 2015

Notice of intent to alter the name of Walter Shoal to Waller Shoal (572.2 KB PDF)

Notice of intent to alter (25.7 KB PDF)

Notice to assign (83.0 KB PDF)

9 November 2014

Assigned vide Government Gazette 20 November 2014

Notice to alter the boundaries of Kalangadoo and Wepar (430.7 KB PDF) due to a partial road closure such that the whole of the new parcel will be located within the locality of Kalangadoo.

Notice to alter (27.6 KB PDF)

 

Approved by the Surveyor-General on 12 November 2014

Notice of intent to create the rural locality of Wedge Island (308.5 KB PDF)

Notice of intent (28.9 KB PDF)

Notice to alter (90.0 KB PDF)

14 September 2014

Assigned vide Government Gazette 30 October 2014

Notice to alter the boundaries of Tailem Bend and Wellington East (429.1 KB PDF) due to partial road closure such that the whole of the new parcel will be located within the locality of Tailem Bend

Notice to assign (29.2 KB PDF)

 

Approved by the Surveyor-General on 28 October 2014

Declaration of places as geographical names under the Geographical Names Act, 1991

Notice of declaration of names of places (24.1 KB PDF)

 

Declared vide Government Gazette 2 October 2014

Notice of intent to discontinue the existing locality of Cultana, create a new locality of Cultana (784.1 KB PDF) and to alter the associated existing localities of Corunna Station, Katunga Station, Middleback Range and Whyalla Barson.

Following feedback during the notice of intent a revised boundary plan (602.9 KB PDF) has been adopted.

Notice of intent (31.9 KB PDF)

Notice to discontinue, assign and alter rural localities (26.6 KB PDF)

24 August 2014

Assigned vide Government Gazette 25 September 2014

Corrigendum notice to correct the rack plan number and the spelling for Angas Valley as incorrectly shown in the Government Gazette notice published on 27 March 2003

Corrigendum notice (20.3 KB PDF)

 

Corrected vide Government Gazette 18 September 2014

Declaration of places as geographical names under the Geographical Names Act, 1991

Notice of declaration of names of places (25.8 KB PDF)

 

Declared vide Government Gazette 18 September 2014

Notice of intent to assign the name Wiadrowski Lagoon (729.7 KB PDF) located on Kangaroo Island

Notice of intent (23.7 KB PDF)

Notice to assign (28.3 KB PDF)

29 June 2014

Assigned vide Government Gazette 21 August 2014

Notice of intent to alter the boundaries of Cross Road, Moonta Bay, North Moonta, Paramatta and Warburto (356.3 KB PDF)

Notice of intent (30.6 KB PDF)

Notice to alter (30.7 KB PDF)

10 August 2014

Altered vide Government Gazette 14 August 2014

Notice of intent to dual name Lake Bonney, Riverland as Lake Bonney Riverland / Barmera (652.0 KB PDF)

Notice of intent (29.0 KB PDF)

Notice to assign (154.1 KB PDF)

31 August 2014

Assigned vide Government Gazette 16 October 2014

Notice of intent to alter the boundaries of Port Augusta and Wami Kata to create the new suburb of Davenport (740.3 KB PDF)

Notice of intent (25.2 KB PDF)

Notice to assign (33.1 KB PDF)

5 July 2014

Assigned vide Government Gazette 10 July 2014

Notice to alter the rural locality boundaries so that the whole of Section 211, Hundred of Woolundunga is within the rural locality of Quorn (645.3 KB PDF) and the whole of Sections 209 and 353, Hundred of Woolundunga are within the rural locality of Wilmington

Notice to alter (29.7 KB PDF)

 

Altered vide Government Gazette 10 July 2014

Notice of intent to alter the suburb boundary between Modbury Heights and Para Hills (590.6 KB PDF)

Notice of intent (30.2 KB PDF)

Notice to alter (17.4 KB PDF)

16 February 2014

Approved by the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure and published vide Government Gazette 3 July 2014

Notice to alter the suburb boundary between Kilburn and Prospect (478.6 KB PDF) being the whole of Deposited Plan 85098 and Allotments 511 and 512 of Deposited Plan 77415

Notice to Alter (28.0 KB PDF)

 

Assigned vide Government Gazette 8 May 2014

Notice to alter the rural localities boundary to ensure the whole island is in one rural locality (792.6 KB PDF) by:-

  • placing the whole of Nynes Island within the rural locality of Loveday;
  • placing the whole of Moorook Island within the rural locality of Moorook South;
  • placing the whole of Wallabin Island within the rural locality of Lake Harris;
  • placing the whole of Kapunda Island within the rural locality of Loxton;
  • placing the whole of Penguin Island and Cowrie Island within the rural locality of Beachport;
  • placing the whole of Goat Island within the rural locality of Robe;
  • placing the whole of Hindmarsh Island within the rural locality of Hindmarsh Island;
  • placing the whole of Bird Island within the rural locality of Coorong.

Notice to Alter (32.2 KB PDF)

 

Approved by the Surveyor-General on 2 May 2014

Alter the suburb boundaries of Modbury North and Para Vista (544.8 KB PDF) so that the whole of the land contained within Allotment 501, Deposited Plan 19426 is within Modbury North

Notice to Alter (32.2 KB PDF)

 

Approved by the Surveyor-General on 2 May 2014

Alter the rural locality boundaries of Sandilands and James Well (231.6 KB PDF)so that the whole of the lands contained within Deposited Plan 62351 and Deposited Plan 77995 and marked as area (A) on the plan are within James Well

Notice to Alter (32.2 KB PDF)

 

Approved by the Surveyor-General on 2 May 2014

Alter the suburb boundaries of Highbury and Hope Valley (664.0 KB PDF) so that the whole of the lands contained within Deposited Plan 33371 Allotment 2 and Deposited Plan 35950 Allotments 40 and 41 are within Hope Valley

Notice to Alter (32.2 KB PDF)

 

Approved by the Surveyor-General on 2 May 2014

Notice to create the rural localities of Lake Albert and Lake Alexandrina (224.0 KB PDF)

Notice to Assign (29.7 KB PDF)

 

Assigned vide Government Gazette 8 May 2014

Notice to alter the suburb boundary of Hawthorndene and Upper Sturt (2.4 MB PDF) to place the whole of Section 354, Hundred of Adelaide into Upper Sturt

Notice to Alter (28.5 KB PDF)

 

Assigned vide Government Gazette 13 March 2014

Notice of Declaration of Names of Places in South Australia

Notice of Declaration (26.6 KB PDF)

 

Assigned vide Government Gazette 27 February 2014

Notice of intent to name the new railway station as Adelaide Showground Station (2.1 MB PDF)

Notice of intent (33.6 KB PDF)

Notice to Assign (27.9 KB PDF)

5 January 2014

Assigned vide Government Gazette 23 January 2014

Notice of intent to name the new railway station as Showground Station (427.4 KB PDF)

Notice of intent (22.6 KB PDF)

17 November 2013

Proposal altered.  See Notice of intent to name the new railway station as Adelaide Showground Station.

Notice to alter the rural locality boundary of Gumeracha and Mount Torrens (291.8 KB PDF) to place the whole of Deposited Plan 64000 Allotment 1 within Gumeracha, the whole of Deposited Plan 64000 Allotment 2 within Mt Torrens, and the rural locality boundary between Dublin, Lower Light and Thompson Beach (394.0 KB PDF) by moving the boundary to the northern side of the road to be closed in Preliminary Plan 13/0033.

Multiple Notices to Alter (51.5 KB PDF)

 

Approved by the Surveyor-General on 26 November 2013 and  published vide Government Gazette Notice 28 November 2013

Corrigendum notice for Gumeracha/Mount Torrens published vide Government Gazette 16 January 2014

Alter the locality boundaries of Flinders Ranges, Hawker and Shaggy Ridge to align with property boundaries and road centre lines as depicted on the plan (166.8 KB PDF).

Notice to alter (34.5 KB PDF)

 

Altered vide Government Gazette 28 November 2013

Notice to alter the boundaries of Cudlee Creek and Gumeracha and assign the locality name Kenton Valley (277.8 KB PDF)

Notice to alter (33.5 KB PDF) the boundaries of places and assign a name of a place

 

Approved by the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure and published vide Government Gazette Notice 21 November 2013

Alter the outback locality boundary of Wirraminna to the western boundary of Lot 102 in Filed Plan17318 so the whole Lot is located within Wirraminna (133.0 KB PDF)

Notice to alter (31.8 KB PDF)

 

Approved by the Surveyor-General on 15 October 2013 and published vide Government Gazette 17 October 2013

Notice to alter the suburb boundary between Craigmore and One Tree Hill

Notice to alter (62.8 KB PDF)

 

Approved by the Surveyor-General on 15 October 2013 and published vide Government Gazette 17 October 2013

Alter the suburb boundaries of Coonamia, Port Pirie South and Solomontown to the centre lines of the realigned Railway Terrace and un-named road depicted on Deposited Plan 92082 as shown on the attached plan (134.2 KB PDF)

Notice to alter (23.6 KB PDF)

 

Assigned by the Surveyor-General on 12 September 2013 and published via Government Gazette 19 September 2013

Alter the rural locality boundary of Norton Summit to the centre of Marble Hill Road so that the whole of Deposited Plan 92050 is within Norton Summit (351.5 KB PDF)

Notice to alter (30.4 KB PDF)

 

Assigned by the Surveyor-General on 26 August 2013 and published via Government Gazette 29 August 2013

Corrigendum Notice to alter the spelling of Lochs Well Beach to Locks Well Beach

Corrigendum notice (31.0 KB PDF)

 

Altered vide Government Gazette 1 August 2013

Notice of intent to alter the rural locality name of Port Flinders to Weeroona Island (103.5 KB PDF)

Notice of intent to alter the name of a place (18.7 KB PDF)

25 August 2013

 
 

Notice to alter (25.0 KB PDF)

 

Approved by the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure and published vide Government Gazette Notice 14 November 2013

Notice to alter the suburb boundary between Golden Grove and Greenwith

Notice to alter (84.0 KB PDF)

 

Altered vide Government Gazette 20 June 2013

Corrigendum to alter the locality of Tepco to Tepco Station

Corrigendum notice (14.4 KB PDF)

 

Altered vide Government Gazette 6 June 2013

Notice of intent to alter the boundaries of Huddleston and Wirrabara and to rename Beetaloo as Beetaloo Valley (334.4 KB PDF)

Notice of intent for public consultation (24.6 KB PDF)

9 June 2013

 
 

Notice to alter (577.9 KB PDF)

 

Altered vide Government Gazette 1 August 2013

Notice of intent to name Mount Daily (3.3 MB PDF)

Notice of intent for public consultation (18.3 KB PDF)

3 February 2013

 
 

Notice to assign (24.6 KB PDF)

 

Approved by the Surveyor-General on 22 April 2013 and published vide Government Gazette Notice 26 April 2013

Notice to alter the boundaries of places along the incorporated and unincorporated interface of South Australia (133.0 KB PDF)

Notice to alter (30.8 KB PDF)

 

Approved by the Surveyor-General 19 April 2013 and published vide Government Gazette Notice 26 April 2013

Notice to create boundaries of places in the unincorporated areas of South Australia (6.3 MB PDF)

Notice to create and alter (37.7 KB PDF)

 

Approved by the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure and published vide Government Gazette Notice 26 April 2013

Declaration of the dual naming of Kati Thanda with Lake Eyre (North) and Lake Eyre (South)Notice of declaration of names of places (12.9 KB PDF)  Assigned vide Government Gazette 3 January 2013
Notice to alter a minor boundary of Daveyston/FreelingNotice to alter (58.8 KB PDF)  Assigned vide Government Gazette 22 December 2012
Notice to rescind Murdlunha and rename as Mudlunha VambataNotice to rescind and rename (15.4 KB PDF)  Rescinded and Renamed as assigned vide Government Gazette 22 December 2012

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