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].
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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.
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.
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