Place Names Committee

Australian standard for rural and urban addressing

The rural and urban addressing standard published by Standards Australia provides guidance and requirements for addressing authorities to use for assigning addresses, including naming roads and localities.

The Place Names Committee has responsibility under the Place Names Act 1967 for making recommendations about the names of places including roads and localities and it refers to the document when considering whether or not a requested place name is appropriate for the Northern Territory context.

To purchase AS/NZS 4819:2011 Rural and urban addressing, visit the Standards Australia website.

If you need advice and assistance to help determine if a name you are considering for a request would satisfy the consideration requirements of the Committee, you can contact us.

Find out more about how places are named.