Addressing is a cultural thing. It’s part of human communication.

An address is a label for a location. Governments gazette names for suburbs and roads, but people adopt unofficial addresses too. Vanity addressing and local naming occurs when one address label is preferred over another.

The lifecycle of an address is complex. They’re constantly created, updated and retired. And address formats vary among the collectors and custodians of addresses.

For comprehensive and up to date Australian address data, rely on a trusted source. We’ve provided that since 2004.

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How can you use Address data?

Research and Analysis

Combine Australia-wide address data with demographic, economic, social or environmental data to build area profiles and analyse trends. Analysis that includes location is important for informing policy development and business decisions.

Urban Planning

Stakeholder engagement is integral to planning new developments. Download the primary addresses of buildings in your project area to begin community consultation and mitigate the impacts of your development on surrounding residents and businesses.

Service Delivery

Improve customer service and business planning. Use address points to determine whether potential customers are located within your service area. And to help plan which geographic areas your business will serve.

Case Study - ACT Emergency Services

When you call 000, you want an emergency services vehicle to find you quickly. Accurate address data in G-NAF has enabled ACT Emergency services to do that for 15 years.

 

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ACT Emergency Services

FAQs

Every street address across Australia is available. You’re not limited by state and territory boundaries. And they’re consistently formatted.

 

G-NAF is the trusted index of Australian address data. It contains the state, suburb, street, number and latitude and longitude for all street addresses in Australia. Over 38 million addresses supplied by 10 contributors, including the land agencies in each state and territory, are distilled into more than 15.2 million G-NAF addresses.

A location can be known by multiple address labels. G-NAF identifies these relationships and links the addresses people use with official addresses created by governments. It also adds a mesh block ID to each address. A mesh block is the smallest geographic region used by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

G-NAF is produced quarterly. It’s available under open data terms from data.gov.au.

Supply agreements with Australia’s state and territory governments ensure our address data is fresh and from authoritative sources. It’s obtained as follows:

  • Daily from the ACT, NSW, WA, Qld and NT
  • Weekly from SA, Tas and Vic

We aggregate, standardise and validate the source data to deliver addresses for the whole of Australia that are consistently formatted.

No personal information or details relating to an individual or business are included in the data.

The Deltas API delivers a deltaset of changes to Australian address data for a time period you specify. It includes a summary of the types of changes to an address. The source data is updated daily for many states giving you quick access to the freshest address data available.

While the API is in beta, it’s a great option for non-commercial use, fast prototyping and experimentation.

We also draw on our address data experience to offer address verification, address geocoding and address data enrichment services.

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When you self-select and download data on buildings across Australia, you can choose to include the primary address for each and every building. These addresses are continuously updated.

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Geoscape Self-serve Data Distribution Platform

Self-select and download just what you need.

Formats:

  • ESRI Shapefile

 

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API Beta Program

Create an account and experiment for free while it’s in beta.

Formats:

  • JSON

 

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Full Datasets

Download for free at data.gov.au, when you just need it all.

Formats:

  • Pipe Separated Value (*.psv)

 

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Custom Access

Need something different? Contact our sales team for custom data.

 

  • Sydney's addresses with verified addresses data

    Get all physical addresses in Australia from authoritative sources.

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    Address data is consistently formatted and continually updated.

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    Addresses are spatially enabled, with coordinates of latitude and longitude.