Road naming

Road names are critical in directing emergency services and are necessary for mail delivery and road transport. Some road names are an important part of the shire's historic and cultural heritage.

New road naming and renaming of duplicate named roads is a Council responsibility under the Local Government Act 1989, and must be done in accordance with the Naming rules published by the Office of Geographic Names.

Council cannot name or rename the following roads:

  • Roads that are part of a subdivision. The naming of these roads is the responsibility of the developer/property owner.
  • Highways or roads that are controlled by State Government or by State authorities such as VicRoads or the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA).

How do I request that a road be named or renamed?

Any person or organisation may request that a road be named or renamed.

To request a name for a road that has no name, or for roads that have the same or similar name, please submit your request in writing to the Governance Support Officer, Mount Alexander Shire Council, PO Box 185, Castlemaine 3450 or email

A request doesn't need to be detailed, but it must include:

  • the name and postal address of the person or organisation making the request
  • enough information to enable the place to be clearly identified including a map
  • the reason for the request.

Note that Council is obliged to act on situations that could result in delays to emergency services.

How do I find out more?

General information about the principles and policies of the place naming process can be obtained from the Victorian Government

You can also contact the Registrar of Geographic Names.

Recently renamed roads

  • Escott Road, Fryerstown
  • Watjitigawa Lane, Walmer
  • Kimber Road, Faraday
  • Siding Road, Barkers Creek
  • Galaxia Lane, Guildford