Zip codes for Australia

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In 1967, the Australian General Department of Postmaster introduced for the first time in Australia the postal codes. The old systems were removed, such as the alphanumeric codes of sorting used in Melbourne. At each place there was awarded a Post Office. Today, all these are managed by Australia Post. The four-digit code is used for sorting and delivery of letters and parcels.

The correct format

The postal code is written at the end of the address of the destination. The correct order is to put first the city and just after the ZIP code, such as: SYDNEY NSW 2000.

Usually, on the envelopes in the lower right corner there are four orange rectangles where to write the postal code. This model was added in 1990 with the aim of increasing the rate of reading of the postal code.

The system

The first two digits of the ZIP code indicate the state or region. Zip codes are divided geographically: New South Wales has the combinations between 1000 and 1999, 2000-2599 and 2619-2898, the Norfolk Island have the zip code: 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 code, the Cocos Islands the 6799, Western Australia 6999, Tasmania between 7000 and 7150, from 7152 to 7799 and 7800 to 7999. The postal codes of the Northern Territory are included between 0800 and 0899 or between 0900 and 0999.

Important ZIP codes in Australia

Need a zip code in Sydney? Then it can be included between 2000 and 2009. The CAP of Melbourne runs from 3000 to 3051. The postal codes of the Perth parts from 6000 and goes up to 6152 while in Brisbane, the postal code ranges from 4000 to 4179. Adelaide has the postal code 5000 and to the state capital (Canberra) were assigned numbers from 2600 to 2609. If you want to know a detailed postal code of Australia, please use our zip code search.

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