Naming Places

The naming or re-naming of all streets, roads and places in the municipality are to be approved by Horsham Rural City Council. Generally these names are chosen from the Council's approved list.  If you wish to add a new name to the street naming list, you must submit an application to Council for approval with substantiating information to support the request.  

To assist with naming, please refer to the Naming rules for places in Victoria.

View the street names currently on the approved Horsham Street Name List - Updated November 2022(PDF, 264KB)

Read the story behind of each of the approved names on the Street Name History Summary - Updated November 2022(PDF, 833KB)

VICNAMES is the state's official Register of Geographic Names.  It contains more than 200,000 place names including cities, towns, roads, reserves, schools, national parks and many more.  The Registrar of Geographic Names is responsible for recording place names.

The Geographic Place Names Act 1998 makes provision for the naming of places and features in Victoria. It encourages greater community involvement in the place naming process through the Guidelines for Geographic Names 2010.  You are invited to log on to VICNAMES to search for all registered place names in Victoria or track the progress of proposed names that have been submitted to the Registrar of Geographic Names for approval.

Further information about VICNAMES and geographic place names in Victoria may be obtained from:

The Registrar of Geographic Names
Melbourne Victoria 3001
T +61 3 8636 2525
F +61 3 8636 2776

Street name application form 

Printable street name application form