Australian Postal Codes

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Last Updated: 26th August 2019

An up-to-date downloadable database of Australian Postcodes and Localities, including accurate longitude and latitude values, sourced by and supported by the community.

History

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, completely free.

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

Current Statistics

The database currently contains 18124 entries, spread over the following states:

General Statistics Added Usage
State Abbrev. Total Entries With Long/Lat Options 26-Aug-2019 LVR1 Delivery Areas PO Boxes
Australian Captial Territory ACT 168 148 View 21 1 152 3
New South Wales NSW 5610 5091 View 586 214 4937 69
Northern Territory NT 600 578 View 222 2 324 38
Queensland QLD 3723 3609 View 166 14 3217 7
South Australia SA 1735 1677 View 20 7 1574 3
Tasmania TAS 844 792 View 0 37 771 3
Victoria VIC 3568 3323 View 26 3286 34 263
Western Australia WA 1876 1682 View 8 8 1680 67

1 Many large businesses, government departments and other institutions receiving high volumes of mail had their own postcode as a Large Volume Receiver (LVR), e.g. the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital has the postcode 4029, the Australian National University had the postcode 0200. More postcode ranges were made available for LVRs in the 1990s. Australia Post has been progressively discontinuing the LVR programme since 2006.

Data Fields

The files have eight fields in each:

Field Description Example Updated
id Primary Key from source database 1 Regularly
postcode The postcode in numerical format - 0000 to 9999 3000 Regularly
locality The locality of the postcode - typically the city/suburb or postal distribution centre Melbourne Regularly
state The Australian state in which the locality is situated VIC Regularly
long The longitude of the locality - defaults to 0 when not available 144.956776 Regularly
lat The latitude of the locality - defaults to 0 when not available -37.817403- Regularly
dc1 The Australia Post distribution Centre servicing this postcode - defaults to blank when not available MELBOURNE Infrequently
type1 The type of locality, such as a delivery area, post office or a "Large Volume Recipient" such as a GPO, defaults to blank when not available LVR Regularly
status A note indicating whether the data is new, removed or updated - new column Nov 2018 Updated Regularly

1 These fields are no longer being updated, as the data isn't overly relevant outside of AusPost.

Download

Download the database using the links below. The ZIP file contains all formats.

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

Last Updates

August 26th 2019 Content updates - major data update from anonymous source. Includes 1723 new entries!
June 13th 2019 Content updates, data clean-up and a few minor corrections from the community.
May 27th 2019 Updates from the community and some data sent from Australia Post. Thanks guys!
January 28th 2019 Updates from the community, including specifically Chris. Thanks again!!
December 6th 2018 Updates from the community, including from Vincent, Pat & Chris. Thanks!!
November 23rd 2018 Updates from GIS source, client data and updates from the community. Thanks everyone!
  • Added 154 new entries!
  • Flagged 502 entries as no longer valid
August 7th 2018 Updates from the community, including from Steve, Pete & Others. Thanks guys!!

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I make this information freely available, and use it for my own client projects and experiments. However, if you feel you'd like to help me out, a donation to the charity my wife and I run would be greatly appreciated! We work hard to Cancer education and treatment in Uganda, Africa, and any support is appreciated!

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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.