Locating rural properties

Rural Addressing is an accurate system that makes rural properties easy to find.

Rural Addressing is a collaborative community project administered by the Land and Property Information and local governments. It is a simple, straightforward means to identify and locate rural properties throughout Australia.

Why is Rural Addressing needed?

Currently, the task of locating rural properties requires a definition such as "just a few miles past the grid" or "after the last letterbox". This has caused delays and inconvenience for emergency services and the delivery of goods and services to the community. Rural addressing provides a standardised means of locating rural properties Australia-wide with a system that is accurate, easy to understand, and easy to apply.

How does Rural Addressing work?

Rural addressing assigns an individual number to a property in accordance with set rules.

The number is based on the distance from the starting point, usually a road intersection, with odd numbers on the left and even numbers on the right.

For more information refer to the Rural Addressing FAQ's.

For an application form, please download the Application for Rural Address, complete and return to Council with the application fee.