WA geographic names

Under the legislated delegated authority of the Minister for Lands, Landgate administers all official naming actions for Western Australia. Find curious facts about the names of WA town sites, districts, localities, roads, parks, reserves and other geographic features. Request in accordance with State Policies and Standards for the Geographical Naming in Western Australia [1.2MB].

Place name history

Would you like to know more about WA place names? Discover Western Australia’s rich heritage, history and origins.

Unusual place names

Western Australia has some unusual place names that reflect the experience of early explorers and notable pioneers, while other names reveal the State’s rich Aboriginal heritage.

Geographic Names Committee

The Geographic Names Committee provides recommendations to the Minister for Lands on naming matters for the state. Landgate provides a secretariat to administer the committee’s recommendations.

Interesting WA facts

Discover interesting facts like WA's most northerly, southerly, easterly and westerly points, the largest islands, lakes and deserts, tallest mountains, longest rivers and other information.

Property Street Addressing FAQs

Answers to your most common enquiries about Property Street Addressing.

Aboriginal and Dual Naming Guidelines

A guideline for naming Western Australian geographic features and places 2020

This page was last updated on: 10 Mar 2021