Gazetteer of Australia

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The Gazetteer of Australia is an index or dictionary of the location and spelling of geographical names across Australia. Geographic names include towns, suburbs and roads, plus geographical features such as hills, rivers, and lakes.

The index is compiled by the Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM) from determinations made by state, territory, and Australian government agencies.

The authorities that work on geographic names in Australia are as follows:

As of January 2012, there are 370,000 place names in Australia. These are searchable in an online database hosted by Geoscience Australia and the entire data set can be purchased from the same organisation, with the 2010 version being available for download.

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  1. ^ ACT Place Names Committee
  2. ^ Geographical Names Board of New South Wales
  3. ^ Place Names Committee for the Northern Territory
  4. ^ Queensland place names
  5. ^ Place Names SA
  6. ^ The List
  7. ^ "VICNAMES". State of Victoria. Retrieved 31 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Geographic Names Committee". Landgate. Landgate. Archived from the original on August 2, 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2011. 
  10. ^ Western Australian Place Names and Addressing
  11. ^ "Legislation that supports geographic naming procedures". Landgate. Landgate. Retrieved 31 October 2011. 

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