Propose a place name in Antarctica

You can propose a name for a place or feature in the Ross Dependency and other areas in Antarctica where New Zealand has an operational interest.

Features that can be named include mountains, peaks, valleys, rivers, streams, lakes and glaciers. Sub-glacial, ice features, historical sites, areas and similar places can also be named.

Make your proposal online

Our online proposal form will take you step by step through the process for proposing a name for a place or feature in Antarctica. Please ensure you provide all the information we need.

Make a proposal for an Antarctic name

Make your proposal on a paper form

Our proposal forms to name places and features in Antarctica are available in English and Māori.

Guides and other information

These documents and resources will help you to complete the proposal form:

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