Street Addressing to align with AS/NZS 4819:2011 DRAFT content

June 29, 2011

AS/NZS 4819


Background Documents on AS/NZS 4819:2011 Rural and urban addressing

  • The new Standard was prepared by the Street Address Working Group of ICSM for the Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee and published in November 2011.
  • Unfortunately it is not an Open Standard: The IP sits with Standards Australia. The ICSM has funded the distribution of one free copy to each local government in Australia but any additional copies need to be purchased through SAIGlobal from about $160 each.
  • PSMA Australia is also aligning to the amended national addressing standard AS/NZS 4819:2011 in G-NAF, Australia’s listing all physical addresses. It contains approximately 13.3 million addresses linked to a specific geocode or coordinate.
  • More background discussion in “Providing Certainty in Addressing – A revised Street Addressing Standard” presented at the  SURVEYING & SPATIAL SCIENCES BIENNIAL CONFERENCE 2011  21-25 November 2011, Wellington, New Zealand


Get onto SAI Global as their Docstoc link still has the old 20o3 version with no mention of the 2011—Rural-and-urban-addressing

Address Case Examples

Roadways with a divide/island reserve

Road Name: Apply a different road name on each side of the reserve,

Road Type: In the example both Road 1 & Road 2 fit the description of “Cove” as the road type. (optional)


  • Identifying the correct side to enter to reach a specific address reduces time delays for emergency services, otherwise needing to backtrack to the correct side of the road.
  • This is compounded  in  cases where there are no linking lanes between the sides at the opposite end or even part way along.

Examples of Local Road Naming Fact Sheets and Guidelines

Victoria Road Names Article 2010

Richmond Valley NSW  Fact Sheet for Road and Bridge Naming


Road naming is occasionally run by councils as a competition. The applicants in the competition  are required to follow road naming guidelines and the council still needs to ensure the name chosen com the more rigorous requirements of the  newly revised AS/ANZ 4819:2011  Standard for Urban and Rural Street Addressing.

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