Australian Postal Codes

Download Australian Postcodes

Some years ago, Australia Post used to publish a full list of Australian Postal Codes including state and location data, in a raw data format.

They have since stopped doing this, instead preferring to charge for data that is arguably public domain, or at least available publicly in any different forms from many different providers.

I've needed this data for a number of projects over the years, and have collated as much publicly-available postal data as I could find. There are a bunch of files out on the internet with this data, but they are all missing data or detail, so I've tried to collate them as best I can.

You can learn more about Australian Postcodes on Wikipedia.

Data Fields

The files have five fields in each.

postcode The postcode in numerical format - 0000 to 9999
locality The locality of the postcode - typically the city/suburb or postal distribution centre
state The Australian state in which the locality is situated
long The longitude of the locality - defaults to 0 when not available
lat The latitude of the locality - defaults to 0 when not available
dc The Australia Post distribution Centre servicing this postcode - defaults to blank when not available
type The of locality, such as a delivery area, post office or a "Large Volume Recipient" such as a GPO, defaults to blank when not available


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If you'd like any other format, just let me know and I can add it to this page.

Last Update

16,674 unique records, exported on 6th August 2018.

Important Notice: I make no absolutely no guarantees as to its accuracy, but please feel free to let me know of any fixes or updates you see.