List of postal codes in Australia

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Postal codes were introduced in Australia in the early 1970s by the Postmaster-General's Department (PMG), the predecessor of Australia Post. They are four digits long, and written after the name of the city, suburb, or town, and the state or territory:

400 Kent Street
Sydney NSW 2000 
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Although the first digit of the post code indicates the state or territory, an abbreviation is also used:

State/TerritoryAbbreviationPost Code
New South WalesNSW2xxx
Australian Capital Territory ACT26xx and 29xx
Victoria Vic3xxx
QueenslandQld4xxx
South AustraliaSA5xxx
Western AustraliaWA6xxx
TasmaniaTas7xxx
Northern TerritoryNT08xx

This does not apply to Australia's External Territories of Norfolk Island, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands:

Norfolk Island 2899
Christmas Island 6798
Cocos (Keeling) Islands 6799

State and territory capitals

Each state or territory's capital has two separate post codes, for street addresses (ending with the digits '00') and PO Box addresses (ending with the digits '01'):

CityState/TerritoryStreet AddressPO Box Address
SydneyNSW20002001
CanberraACT26002601
MelbourneVic30003001
BrisbaneQld40004001
AdelaideSA50005001
PerthWA60006001
Hobart Tas70007001
DarwinNT08000801

Post Codes for PO Box and large users

In the late 1990s, new post code ranges were introduced for PO Box and large users in the following cities:

CityState/TerritoryPost Code
CanberraACT 02xx
SydneyNSW 1xxx
MelbourneVic8xxx
BrisbaneQld9xxx

See also

  1. List of postcodes in the Australian Capital Territory
  2. List of postcodes in New South Wales (A-M)
  3. List of postcodes in New South Wales (N-Z)
  4. List of postcodes in the Northern Territory
  5. List of postcodes in Queensland (A-K)
  6. List of postcodes in Queensland (L-Z)
  7. List of postcodes in South Australia
  8. List of postcodes in Tasmania
  9. List of postcodes in Victoria
  10. List of postcodes in Western Australia

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