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The Australian Antarctic Names and Medal Committee (AANMC) is the authority on Australian names in the Australian Antarctic Territory, and the Territory of Heard Island and the McDonald Islands. It is responsible for the investigation and acceptance or rejection of all names proposals following prescribed procedures. These proposals must meet certain criteria in order to be accepted.
Names for features in the Australian Antarctic Territory and the Territory of Heard Island and the McDonald Islands are considered by the AANMC and are approved subject to confirmation by the Minister or Parliamentary Secretary responsible for Antarctic matters before being officially recognised. The names may then be used on maps and in reports. Names for Macquarie Island are considered by the AANMC and then referred with recommendations to the Nomenclature Board of Tasmania, the authority for names on Macquarie Island.
While all care has been taken to ensure accuracy, there may be errors and/or omissions, and input from the public is both sought and welcomed on any mistakes. Please contact the Mapping Officer at the Australian Antarctic Division via our request data base at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/requests/request.cfm, providing reasons and any other relevant materials to support your request. The Mapping Officer may request additional information from the enquirer before undertaking an investigation.
On completion of the investigation the Mapping Officer will convey the results of such an investigation to the Australian Antarctic Names and Medal Committee for action as appropriate. The Committee will review the results of the investigation and will decide on outcome, and this decision will then be provided to the enquirer.
For information about the naming procedures, criteria, classification of features, policy and naming criteria download the Place Names Criteria document. If you would like to propose a new name complete the New Name form.