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 McDonald Islands. It is responsible for the investigation and acceptance or rejection of all names proposals following a prescribed procedure. Names proposals must meet certain criteria in order to be accepted. Names accepted by the committee require ratification 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.
For information about the naming policy, including procedure and criteria, download the Antarctic Place Names Policy document. If you would like to propose a new name complete the Antarctic Place Name Proposal Form.
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. If any errors and/or omissions are found, please contact the Secretary of the AANMC (Email PlaceNames@antarctica.gov.au) with supporting documentation.