Gazetteer test

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Start Date 
Thursday, 22 June, 2017
Estimated completion date 
Thursday, 22 June, 2017
Percentage Complete 

National Gazetteer of Australia

FSDF Dataset 
Dataset Type 

The Gazetteer of Australia is a database of Australia's place names.

The ICSM - Permanent Committee Plance Names (PCPN), with assistance from Geosicence Australia's, National Location Information Branch, has produced the Gazetteer of Australia 2012.

It contains place names derived from the:

  • Official Register of Geographic Names / Gazetteers which are maintined by each Australian State and Territory
  • Official offshore undersea feature gazetteer maintained by the Australian Hydrographic Service (Department of Defence)
  • Official Antarctic place names gazetteer maintained by the Australian Antarctic Division
  • Unofficial place names (eg homesteads) supplied by Geoscience Australia and other organisations involved with topographic mapping

More information about the source Registers / Gazetteers is obtainable from the Gazetteers and Other Useful Links page.

Place name data is current to 2012. The following file can be downloaded to provide more information about the Gazetteer of Australia:

Point of Contact 
Aggregation Method 
Aggregation Comment 
PCPN is currently working on a new classification of feature codes. Currently many jurisdictions have more content within their own databases that what is provided to create the national dataset.
Input datasets 
ACT Feature Names
Antarctic Division Gazetteer
Community Facilities
Maritime Gazetteer
NSW Place Point Dataset - City
NSW Place Point Dataset - Locality
NSW Place Point Dataset - Region
NSW Place Point Dataset - Suburb
NSW Place Point Dataset - Town
NSW Place Point Dataset - Town - Village
NSW Suburb Dataset
NT Homesteads
NT Localities
Locality Areas
NT Northern Territory Rural Community and Outstation Plans
NT Northern Territory Towns
NT Place Names Register
NT Sea Feature
Place names gazetteer – Queensland
SA Gazetteer extent line
SA Gazetteer extent polygon
SA Gazetteer point dataset
LIST Named Feature Extents
LIST Place Names (Nomenclature)
LIST Points of interest
VIC Register of Geographic Names
VIC VMFeatures of interest index
WA GEONOMA: Administrative Boundary
WA GEONOMA: Topographic data
WA Topographic: Points of Interest
Output datasets 
Gazetteer of Australia 2012
Maritime Gazetteer of Australian (MGA)
Digital Topographic Mapping Data
Gazetteer test
Agency/Working Group or Committee 
Task Output 

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