Geographic Place Names Advisory Panel members | Melbourne - CBD

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Posted on 29-Jan-2019
Application Close Date: 21-Feb-2019
Melbourne - CBD
Water and land management
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Membership of the Geographic Place Names Advisory Panel

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified individuals for several positions on the Geographic Place Names Advisory Panel.

The Geographic Place Names Advisory Panel is responsible for providing expert advice and recommendations to the Registrar of Geographic Names on place naming issues of regional, state and national significance and geographic place names policy and principles.

The Victorian community has an interest in naming geographic places and features. This is a unique opportunity to become involved in Victoria's place naming function.

Panel members' knowledge, background and/or experience in one or more of the following areas are highly regarded:

  • mapping or geography
  • urban and regional planning
  • local government administration
  • Aboriginal culture and language
  • heritage or historical matters
  • orthography or linguistics.

Members of the panel are appointed by the Minister for Planning pursuant to section 14(1) of the Geographic Place Names Act 1998.

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring our boards represent Victoria's diverse communities. Women, Aboriginal Victorians, young people, people with disabilities and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

For further information and copies of selection criteria documents, please refer to the Get on Board website ( or contact Rafe Benli on (03) 9194 0281 or email

Expressions of interest should include a resume and a completed questionnaire (available from the Get on Board website) and can be made online, via email or in writing and addressed to:

Registrar of Geographic Names
Geographic Names Victoria
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
GPO Box 527

Expressions of interest close on 21 February 2019.