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Address formats

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Australia Post's mail services are becoming increasingly automated, so wrongly formatted mail may cause delays in delivery.

Avoid unusual line break points, such as in the examples below. Refer to the Australia Post Address Presentation Standards Booklet [440KB PDF] or contact UniMail for more information: (+61 8) 6488 3021 or (+61 8) 6488 3035.

  • Proper Format
    Ms B Sample
    6/10 Smith Street
  • Proper Format
    Mr A Sample
    5 Wattle Gr
  • Wrong Format
    Ms B Sample
    6 10 Smith Street
  • Wrong Format
    Mr A Sample
    5 Wattle Gr
    YUNDERUP WA 6208

Other tips

Correct use of symbols

The slash '/': This symbol is interpreted as signifying an address that includes a flat or unit number only. It cannot be used to signify a floor or level; for example, 2/100 Smith St can only be used for a flat or unit.

The dash '-': This symbol is interpreted as signifying an address that includes a number range and is therefore classified as a ranged address. It should include the range of applicable numbers, separated by a dash with no space between numbers, such as 3-7. The dash cannot be used for flat, unit, floor or level numbers. For example, Unit 3-7 Mail Street is incorrect; the correct way to address mail for Unit 3, 7 Main Street is 3/7 Main Street.

Remove punctuation

The full stops and commas in addresses should be removed. R.M.B. and P.O. should simply be written or typed as RMB and PO.

Lot numbers

Lot numbers should not be combined with a house (street) number. As an example, Lot 6, 53 Smith St is not acceptable.

Postal delivery types that require numbers

Post Office mail boxes require a number, such as PO Box 112, with the exception of "Care of Post Office".

Rural addresses

Use Roadside Mail Box (RMB) or Roadside Delivery (RSD) numbers rather than rural property names. The property name may appear as additional information before the address lines as this could help with the delivery of the mail.

Road names should appear above the RMB or RSD.

  • Correct
    Harry's Place
    Lakes Road
    RMB 4600
    EUROA VIC 3666
  • Incorrect
    Harry's Place
    RMB 4600 Lakes Road EUROA VIC 3666