Search for place names

What is a place

You can find information about place names (map format) using the 'layer' function in the South Australian Property and Planning Atlas (SAPPA).

Expand the Place Names menu under Layers and chose from Dual Naming and/or Place Names (Gazetteer).

Access SAPPA maps

Place name data offered through SAPPA is drawn from Data SA datasets:

Propose a name for a place

You can submit a request to assign or change the name of a geographical place.

Propose a name

Current naming proposals

Naming proposals are available through:

  • the government gazette
  • the local paper or The Advertiser

Emergency services, council and Australia Post are notified when a proposal is successfully completed.

Description Gazette Notice Submission DeadlineOutcome
Alter the locality boundary of a place:
Wandilo and Suttontown
District Council of Grant
Location Map 
N/AN/A 
Alter the locality boundary of a place:
Tarpeena and Wepar
District Council of Grant
Location Map 
N/A N/A  
Alter the locality boundary of a place:
Pleasant Park and Mingbool
District Council of Grant
Location Map 
N/A N/A  
Alter the locality boundary of a place:
South Hummocks and Beaufort
Wakefield Regional Council
Location Map 
N/A N/A  
Assign a name to a building:
Tarrkarri - Centre for First Nations Cultures
Lot Fourteen
City of Adelaide
Location Map
Notice of Intent -
24 February 2021 (81.0 KB PDF)
24 Mar 2022  
Alter the suburb boundary of a place and assign a name to a place:
Buckland Park and Riverlea Park
City of Playford
Copy of Plan
Notice of Intent -
28 October 2021 (page 3909)  (241.9 KB PDF)
29 Nov 2021 Completed
Approved by:
Hon Josh Teague MP
Gazettal - 24 February 2022 (page 596) (32.3 KB PDF) 
Assign a name to a place:
Emily Smith Beach
Flinders Chase, Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island Council
Copy of plan 
Notice of Intent -
30 September 2021 (page 3654) (237.7 KB PDF)
1 Nov 2021 Completed
Approved by:
Hon Josh Teague MP
Gazettal - 20 January 2022 (page 99) (112.1 KB PDF)
Alter the suburb boundary of a place:
Seaford Meadows and Port Noarlunga South
City of Onkaparinga
Copy of plan
Notice of Intent -
10 June 2021 (page 2157)  (135.4 KB PDF)
10 July 2021 Completed
Approved by:
Hon Josh Teague MP
Gazettal - 23 December 2021 (page  4696) (194.6 KB PDF)

Comment on a proposal

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

Submissions must include:

  • your name and address
  • why you support or oppose the proposal
  • any counter proposal
  • general comments.

Email

LsgPlaceNames@sa.gov.au

Post

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


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