Permanent Committee on Addressing

AS/NZS 4819:2011 Rural and urban addressing was prepared by the Street Address Working Group of ICSM for the Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee IT-004, to supersede AS/NZS 4819:2003, Geographic Information – Rural and Urban Addressing. It was published in November 2011.

Significant changes between this edition and the 2003 edition include:

  1. Water based addressing is covered specifically.
  2. Addressing of complex sites is simplified.
  3. New method for sub addressing on multi-level buildings is specified.
  4. Road types must be selected from a list.

About the Standard

The standard is targeted at local governments and some other addressing authorities who are responsible for assigning addresses and road names. It establishes requirements and guidance for:

  1. Assigning addresses.
  2. Naming roads and localities.
  3. Recording and mapping the related information.
  4. Signage related to the above.

Benefits of the Standard

  • Provides users with the requirements for assigning addresses, naming roads, and defining localities.
  • Enables the creation of addresses that are suitable for inclusion in the Geocoded National Address File (G-NAF).
  • Improved provision of services for Governments, Emergency Services, Commercial Interests, the Information Industry and the Community who use street addresses.

Obtaining a copy of the Standard

The standard can be purchased through Standards Australia or Standards New Zealand.

Developing the Standard

The following organisations were involved in developing the Standard:

  • Landgate - WA
  • Dept of Environment & Resource Management – QLD
  • Dept of Sustainability & Environment – VIC
  • Dept for Administrative and Information Services - SA
  • ACT Planning and Land Authority – ACT
  • Land & Property Information – NSW
  • Dept of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment – TAS
  • Dept of Lands and Planning – NT
  • Land Information New Zealand
  • PSMA Australia Ltd
  • Australia Post
  • New Zealand Post
  • Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations – Aust Govt
  • Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority – VIC
  • Standards Australia