Search for street and suburb names
Canberra's suburb and street names present an interesting mosaic of Australia's local and national high achievers, its geography, heritage and history. Some of the people commemorated are well known, whilst others made their mark as quiet achievers. Our Indigenous heritage, Australian geography and history are all drawn together and reflected in the National Capital's place names.
In 1927, the Canberra National Memorials Committee, in a report to the Federal Parliament on the Naming of Canberra's Streets and Suburbs, proposed that street names in Canberra's suburbs follow a theme. This policy (one of the oldest in the ACT) has been followed to this day.
Using the search tool, you can find information about the founding colonial days and efforts of latter day heroes. You may also discover a family connection to a person commemorated in our street names.
Search for streets, suburbs or other places of interest
The search for streets, suburbs or other places of interest function is currently being upgraded to improve its functionality and should be available before the end of 2018.
- ACT Place Names Committee
- Place name policies
- Place name processes
- Proposal for Commemoration
- Street addresses
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