Australia Postal Code

Australia Zip Codes / Australia Postal Codes

Postcodes in Australia are used to make it easier to sort and send mail in the Australian postal service. People in Australia put their postcodes at the end of their address, before their country name. They have four digits and are placed before the country name. People in Australia started getting postcodes in 1967, when the Postmaster-Department General's started them. They are now run by Australia Post, which is the country's postal service. Postcodes are found in booklets that can be found at post offices or on the Australia Post website.

Envelopes and postcards from Australia often have four square boxes in orange at the bottom right to write in the post code. These are used to help with the automated sorting of mail that has been addressed by hand and is meant to be sent to Australia, and they help.

The correct Australia zip code Format

The Australia zip code follows the end of the address to the destination. The correct sequence is as follows: SYDNEY NSW 2000.

On the envelopes in the bottom right corner, there are usually four orange rectangles where you can input your postal code. This design was introduced in 1990 to boost postal code reading rates.

The system

The initial two digits of the ZIP code identify the state or region. Zip Codes are classified according to their location: New South Wales has the mixes somewhere in the range of 1000 and 1999, 2000-2599 and 2619-2898, Norfolk Island has the postal division: 2899, New South Wales from 2921 to 2999, the Australian Capital Territory 0200-0299, 2600-2618 and 2900-2920, Victoria 3000-3999 and 8000-8999, Queensland from 4000 to 4999 and 9000-9999, South Australia has 5000-5799 and 5800-5999, Western Australia from 6000 to 6797.

The Christmas Islands have 6798 postal codes; Cocos Islands have 6791 postal codes; Western Australia has 6999 postal codes, Tasmania 7000 to 7150 and 7800 to 7999. The Northern Territory's postal codes range from 0800 to 0899 or 0900 to 0999.

Necessary Australia ZIP Code list

Do you need a zip code in Sydney? It can be found between 2000 and 2009. The Melbourne CAP runs from 3000 to 3051. In Perth, the postal code ranges from 6000 and goes up to 6152, while in Brisbane, it is 4000 to 4179. Adelaide is located in South Australia, with the 50000 postal code, with numbers ranging from 2600 to 2609 assigned to the state capital (Canberra). The Australian postcode system, which was expanded in January 2017, covers Australia's external territories as well. 

Allocation within states
The first number of a postcode typically shows the state or territory, whereas the second number usually indicates a region within the state. However, similar-second-number postcodes are not necessarily adjacent to each other. Sydney's south-eastern suburbs and the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie, and Newcastle regions of New South Wales are split between postcodes 2200–2299.

Rules Carried Forward from the USA
Almost all postal codes in the United States have a second number, often known as "zip code." The most common zip codes in the United States are found within the metropolitan area of each state's capital city. Zip Codes with higher second digits are generally found in rural and suburban areas.

Therefore, in Australia:
 Exceptionally, the postcodes of individual municipalities are sometimes different from their actual location. For example, the postcode 2750 in Penrith, New South Wales, was originally assigned to a rural area but has since been suburbanized and incorporated into a metropolitan area, such as Penrith.

Australia zip codes are assigned in ascending order within each area with the same second number as one travels further from the state's capital city along major highways and railways.

What is Australia address format?


Ms H Williams
Finance and Accounting, Wesfarmers
219–241 Cleveland St
STRAWBERRY HILLS  NSW  1427, Australia

Po Box

Mr J. O'Donnell
Lighthouse Promotions
PO Box 215
SPRINGVALE  VIC  3171, Australia

What is Australia Zipcode Format?
Postal Codes formatting