Search place names
The place names database contains a range of attribute information, allowing the searching of place names in the Northern Territory that are:
- ‘registered’ with approval under the Place Names Act 1967 and available for public inspection in accordance with section 11B
- ‘assigned’ under other legislation - eg heritage places, national parks
- ‘recorded’ because they may have been shown on an official map or chart but have never been approved under the legislation
- ‘revoked’ and no longer in use - eg a road may have been closed.
The database can be used to find out the spelling of a name, what a name means, where a name comes from, or who the name commemorates.
Please note: the database is continually being updated and new place names and information added, so what you find today may be different tomorrow.
While a map view is presented for place names with location data, the database should not be relied on for navigational purposes.
Help using the database
Get helpful tips for using the database. This includes attribute information on the place name data, types and status.
Approvals by year
Place names approved and included in the Place Names Register since 2007 are also listed by year below.
To find links to place name registers and gazetteers, see resources.
We are happy to receive information from the community about existing place names in the database through the feedback form.