Estate names do not have any official recognition and are not included on maps.

Reason for policy

The existence of estate names undermines the intentions of the Public Place Names Act 1989 and creates potential for confusion to emergency service providers when trying to locate new areas of development. This policy has been developed to maintain the integrity of the place names nature of nomenclature in the ACT while at the same time accommodating the modern marketing preferences of developers and property owners.


Estate names may be used by developers/property owners in official documents in the early stages of a development as a means of identification and for marketing purposes.

The official division (suburb) name must always be used in conjunction with the estate name (for example, Harcourt Hill Estate, Nicholls or Gleneagles Estate, Kambah) when advertising houses or land for sale and in general correspondence and signage.