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Australia Mailing Address Formats and Other International Mailing Information

for mailing letters or packages to or from Australia,
such as postal rates to (or from) Australia, finding Australia addresses, Australia postcodes, etc.

When mailing an envelope or postcard, leave at least the bottom 16 millimeters (5/8 inch) blank on both front and back. (The postal service's reading and sorting machines might need this space to print bar codes on your mail.)

Address Format Information

Australia Post's "Correct Addressing."
This is fairly complete, but as usual, if you are mailing to Australia from another country, don't forget to write AUSTRALIA (the destination country) as the bottom line of the address.

   Mr S Tan
   200 Broadway Av
   WEST BEACH SA 5024    

State/Territory Abbreviations
    ACT Australian Capital Territory
    NSW New South Wales
    NT  Northern Territory
    QLD Queensland
    SA  South Australia
    TAS Tasmania
    VIC Victoria
    WA  Western Australia
Abbreviations for Types of Streets/Roads/etc. (commonly used)
    ALLEY Alley
    ARC   Arcade
    AVE   Avenue  (but we've also seen Australia Post using "AV" or "Av".)
    BVD   Boulevard
    CL    Close
    CRES  Crescent
    CT    Court
    DR    Drive
    ESP   Esplanade
    GR    Grove
    HWY   Highway
    LANE  Lane
    PDE   Parade
    PL    Place
    RD    Road
    SQ    Square
    ST    Street
    TCE   Terrace
   SUITE 109
   FLOOR  5  240 WANDALOO ESP   
(Yeah, how many people would've expected the floor and the thoroughfare address would go on the same line UNDER the suite?)

There are multiple formatting options relating to unit number, suite number, or apartment number. For example, you may use a slash to separate the number of the unit, apartment, or suite from the house number or building number; however, this won't work for a floor number or if a floor number is involved.

   101/3910 KOALA BARK DR   
(This could be Suite 101 at 3910 Koala Bark Drive. The "NL" refers to the legal/business status of SLZ Agency.)

Abbreviations for "Building/Complex Sub Unit"
    APT   Apartment
    FY    Factory
    F     Flat
    MB    Marine Berth
    OFF   Office
    RM    Room
    SHED  Shed
    SHOP  Shop
    SITE  Site
    SE    Suite
    U     Unit
    VLLA  Villa
    WE    Warehouse
Abbreviations for Floor/Level
    B     Basement
    FL    Floor
    G     Gound Level
    L     Level
    LG    Lower Ground Floor
    M     Mezzanine
    UG    Upper Ground Floor
A House/Property Number [Building Number] can sometimes include a number range.
   U 235
   201-203 BROADWAY AVE
   WEST BEACH SA 5024    
(Mr. Heisenberg appears to live in Unit 235 of a property having street numbers 201-203. Whether he lives at 201, 202, or 203 is uncertain.)

The Australian Post's "Australia Post Terms and Conditions" Appendix "Correct Addressing Standards": not only for nitpickers, but also for the utterly perplexed!

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Postcode Search (find Australia postcodes / postal codes = 'Australia zip codes')

Australia Post's Australian Postcode Lookup
If you know an addresses' town, suburb, city or village and territory, but don't know the numeric postcode.

Fun Fact

Ever wanted to 'unsend' a letter five minutes after you sent it?
Australia Post provides a special service to 'withdraw' mail before it's delivered.

Postal Rates to or from Australia

Postage calculators and tables showing how much postage you need to mail or ship to and/or from Australia are at the International Postal Rates Page.

Finding Out Addresses (such as addresses in Australia / Australia address search)

See Finding An International Address / Address Search.

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