Suburb, road and place names

Road name address notifications

Local councils have the authority to name public and private roads, streets and places. This includes assigning new names or changing a current name.

All names must be assigned in accordance with the guidelines for the selection of names for roads SA (62.5 KB PDF).

When considering renaming a road, street or place you should consider the effect of the change on the community.

Immediate notification of a name change or assignment must be given to the:

  • surveyor-general
  • registrar-general
  • valuer-general.

The public must be given notice of the change or assignment of a name. If renaming a road or street that runs into the area of an adjoining council at least two months notice must be given to the relevant council before the name change takes place.

Rename or assign a name to a street, road or place

To rename or assign a name to a street, road or place the council needs to:

  1. Download the password-protected Road name notification template (24.5 KB XLS). Contact the manager, Roads and Crown Support Addressing Unit for password information to open the file.
  2. Complete and email the completed template to LSGRoad_AddressNotification@sa.gov.au, or post it or hand into Land Services.

Assign or change an address

To assign or change an address the council needs to:

  1. Download the password-protected road address notification template (25.0 KB XLS). Contact the manager, LSGRoad_AddressNotification@sa.gov.au, or post it or hand into Land Services.

Related information

On this site

Other websites

Local Government Association

Legislation

Local Government Act 1999

For an alternative version of a document on this page contact the Land Services.


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Page last updated 16 October 2017

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Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
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