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Geographic names data

GEONOMA is the authoritative register of all official WA names assigned under the Land Administration Act 1997 and previous Acts. It also includes other unofficial names that have been recorded where they are in common use to support location finding. Historic and superseded names are also retained

What is included?

Landgate administers the naming of geographic features under delegation from the Minister for Lands for features such as:

  • townsites 
  • Localities (suburbs)
  • roads and bridges
  • geographical features (e.g. hills, rivers and lakes).

Names data gives you: 

  • name of feature 
  • unique ID number 
  • feature class and status 
  • LGA name and number 
  • locality 
  • map number 
  • derivation of name. 

Supply format

CSV, SLIP - Web Services, API's and Data Downloads


Names data is available for the whole of Western Australia, including Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Christmas Island.

How to access our geographic name data

Access options

1. Once-off data request

Request a one-time extract of the latest version of this dataset in a format that suits you.

Need help?

You can contact our Business Solutions team on +61 (0)9273 7683 or email for more information on our data and SLIP subscription services.