Canberra’s suburb and street names present an interesting mosaic of Australia’s local and national high achievers, its geography, heritage and history. Some of the people commemorated are well known, whilst others made their mark as quiet achievers. Our Indigenous heritage, Australian geography and history are all drawn together and reflected in the National Capital’s place names. There is access to a searchable database of the origins and meanings of Canberra’s suburb and street names. You can search by theme or by name.