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Encyclopedia > List of postal codes in Australia

Postcodes were introduced in Australia in 1967 by the Postmaster-General's Department (PMG), the predecessor of Australia Post. UK and Australian postal codes are known as postcodes. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Australia Post is the government-owned postal service of Australia. ...


Australian postcodes are routing information, and while they are often associated with a single bounded geographical area (e.g. suburb or town) they are not always contiguous areas. They sometimes have quite complex geography, especially in areas beyond the urban fringe (e.g. the southern Queensland 4352 postcode). Some postcodes cover large populations (e.g., postcode 4350 serving some 100,000 people in the City of Toowoomba). Emblems: Faunal - Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus); Floral - Cooktown orchid (Dendrobium bigibbum); Bird - Brolga (Grus rubicunda); Aquatic - Barrier Reef Anemonefish (Amphiprion akindynos); Gem - Sapphire; Colour - Maroon Motto: Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Const. ... Toowoomba (also known as the The Garden City) is a city in South East Queensland, Australia. ...


Australian Postcodes are four digits long, and written after the name of the city, suburb, or town, and the state or territory:

400 Kent Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

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Format

Although the first digit of the post code indicates the state or territory, an abbreviation is also used:

State/Territory Abbreviation Post Code
New South Wales NSW 2xxx
Australian Capital Territory ACT 2600 to 2618 and 29xx
Victoria Vic 3xxx
Queensland Qld 4xxx
South Australia SA 5xxx
Western Australia WA 6xxx
Tasmania Tas 7xxx
Northern Territory NT 08xx and 09xx

This does not apply to Australia's External Territories of Norfolk Island, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands: Capital Sydney Government Const. ... Emblems: The floral emblem of the ACT is the Royal Bluebell and the faunal emblem is the Gang-gang cockatoo Motto: For the Queen, the Law and the People Slogan or Nickname: (none) Other Australian states and territories Capital Canberra Government Const. ... Emblems: Pink heath (floral)Weedy Seadragon (Aquatic) helmeted honeyeater (bird) Leadbeaters possum (faunal) Motto: Peace and Prosperity Slogan or Nickname: Garden State, The Place To Be, On The Move Other Australian states and territories Capital Melbourne Government Const. ... Emblems: Faunal - Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus); Floral - Cooktown orchid (Dendrobium bigibbum); Bird - Brolga (Grus rubicunda); Aquatic - Barrier Reef Anemonefish (Amphiprion akindynos); Gem - Sapphire; Colour - Maroon Motto: Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Const. ... Emblems: Hairy Nosed Wombat (faunal); Leafy Seadragon (marine); Piping Shrike (bird: unofficial); Sturts Desert Pea (floral); Opal (gemstone) Motto: United for the Common Wealth Slogan or Nickname: Festival State Other Australian states and territories Capital Adelaide Government Const. ... Emblems: Floral - Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos manglesii); Mammal - Numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus); Bird - Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) Motto: none Slogan or Nickname: Wildflower State Other Australian states and territories Capital Perth Government Const. ... Emblems: Flora - Tasmanian Blue Gum; Mineral - Crocoite Motto: Ubertas et Fidelitas (Fertility and Faithfulness) Slogan or Nickname: The Apple Isle; Holiday Isle Other Australian states and territories Capital Hobart Government Const. ... Emblems: Sturts Desert Rose (floral) Motto: None Slogan or Nickname: The Territory, The NT, The Top End Other Australian states and territories Capital Darwin Government Const. ...

Territory Post Code
Norfolk Island 2899
Christmas Island 6798
Cocos (Keeling) Islands 6799

State and territory capitals

Each state or territory's capital has two separate post codes, for street addresses (ending with the digits '00') and PO Box addresses (ending with the digits '01'):

City State/Territory Street Address PO Box Address
Sydney NSW 2000 2001
Canberra ACT 2600 2601
Melbourne Vic 3000 3001
Brisbane Qld 4000 4001
Adelaide SA 5000 5001
Perth WA 6000 6001
Hobart Tas 7000 7001
Darwin NT 0800 0801

The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... For other uses, see Canberra (disambiguation). ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... Brisbane (pronounced ) is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Queensland, and is the third largest city in Australia, with a population of just under 2. ... For other uses, see Adelaide (disambiguation). ... Perth is the capital of the Australian state of Western Australia. ... View of the Hobart downtown district and Mt Wellington from Constitution Dock Hobart is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. ... Darwin is the territorial capital and the most populous city of Australias Northern Territory. ...

Post Codes for PO Box and large users

In the late 1990s, new post code ranges were introduced for PO Box and large users in the following cities:

City State/Territory Post Code
Canberra ACT 02xx
Sydney NSW 1xxx
Melbourne Vic 8xxx
Brisbane Qld 9xxx

For other uses, see Canberra (disambiguation). ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... Brisbane (pronounced ) is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Queensland, and is the third largest city in Australia, with a population of just under 2. ...

Exceptions to these Postcode Ranges

Although postcode areas in Australia are supposed to correspond with state and territory boundaries, there are many exceptions as of 22 September 2005 (taken by querying Australia Post's own public database):

Postcode Suburb State Derived from Postcode Ranges Actual State for this Suburb
0872 ERNABELLA NT SA
0872 FREGON NT SA
2540 HMAS CRESWELL NSW ACT
2540 JERVIS BAY NSW ACT
2611 BRINDABELLA ACT NSW
2611 URIARRA ACT NSW
2620 HUME NSW ACT
2620 THARWA NSW ACT
3500 PARINGI VIC NSW
3644 BAROOGA VIC NSW
3707 BRINGENBRONG VIC NSW

Some or all of the postcodes above may span two states. For example postcode 2620 covers both a suburb in NSW (Gundaroo) as well as a suburb in the ACT (Hume) - the postcode is within the ACT range.


Jervis Bay, an exclave of the ACT, is geographically located on the coast of NSW, just south of the towns of Vincentia and Huskisson, which accounts for it having a NSW postcode. The Jervis Bay Territory is a territory of the Commonwealth of Australia. ... D is Bs exclave, but is not an enclave. ...


See also

  1. List of postcodes in the Australian Capital Territory
  2. List of postcodes in Geelong
  3. List of postcodes in New South Wales (A-E)
  4. List of postcodes in New South Wales (F-M)
  5. List of postcodes in New South Wales (N-Z)
  6. List of postcodes in the Northern Territory
  7. List of postcodes in Queensland (A-K)
  8. List of postcodes in Queensland (L-Z)
  9. List of postcodes in South Australia
  10. List of postcodes in Tasmania
  11. List of postcodes in Victoria
  12. List of postcodes in Western Australia

Postcodes are used by Australia Post to identify postal districts in Australia. ... The following is a list of postcodes in Geelong, Victoria in Australia. ... Postcodes are used by Australia Post to identify postal districts in Australia. ... Postcodes are used by Australia Post to identify postal districts in Australia. ... Postcodes are used by Australia Post to identify postal districts in Australia. ... Postcodes are used by Australia Post to identify postal districts in Australia. ... Postcodes are used by Australia Post to identify postal districts in Australia. ... Postcodes are used by Australia Post to identify postal districts in Australia. ... Postcodes are used by Australia Post to identify postal districts in Australia. ... Postcodes are used by Australia Post to identify postal districts in Australia. ... Postcodes are used by Australia Post to identify postal districts in Australia. ... Postcodes are used by Australia Post to identify postal districts in Australia. ...

External links

  • Australia Post
  • Australia Post: Postcode Search
  • Australian Postal Code Database
  • Australian Postcode and Town/Suburb Information with Mapping

  Results from FactBites:
 
List of postal codes in Australia: Information From Answers.com (257 words)
Postal codes were introduced in Australia in the early 1970s by the Postmaster-General's Department (PMG), the predecessor of Australia Post.
List of postcodes in New South Wales (A-M)
List of postcodes in New South Wales (N-Z)
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