Place Names Committee

Membership and meetings

The Place Names Committee (the Committee) for the Northern Territory is established under section 5 of the Place Names Act 1967.

Research and administrative support for the Committee is provided by the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics.


The Committee has four members that are appointed by the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics.

Below are the current members of the Committee.

Chairperson Samantha Wells Community based member
Member Chips Mackinolty Community based member
Member Kaye Thurlow Selected from nominations made by the Local Government Association of the NT
Member Robert Sarib Surveyor-General - ex-officio Member

Committee meeting dates

Meetings of the Committee are scheduled four times a year.

Below are the upcoming meeting dates.

Meeting dateSubmissions closing date
Monday 13 December 2021Friday 12 November 2021

The Committee may also meet outside of the scheduled meetings to consider requests.

If you would like to discuss consideration options, contact us.