Property Addressing

Council issues all official property addresses within the Shire. All new addresses are based on Australian Standard ASNZS 4819 and must meet NSW Addressing Policy guidelines. Changing an existing addresses

Residents can apply to change their property address in certain circumstances.  

If you feel you may have a case to change your property's number, it is important you contact our Spatial Information team for further advice before applying. Numbering will not not be changed for irrelevant reasons such as superstitions or unlucky numbers.

Application to change numbering of existing address

Approval process

After discussions with our Spatial Information team, if it is established that your property number may need to be changed, you can submit our online application and a formal review will be undertaken. As part of this process we may also need to contact adjoining property owners and Australia Post.  If objections are received and deemed relevant, it is unlikely your request will be approved. 

If approved

If your address is changed, we will notify Australia Post and NSW Land and Property Information however it is your responsibility notify other relevant authorities of the change of address eg, Electricity, Sydney Water, Banks, Insurance, RMS, etc. 

New developments

New developments can have an impact on the existing property addresses in a street.

Contact our Spatial Information team prior to commencing construction on any new development.  This is important as utility companies will need your development's addresses for connections etc.

Suburbs 

You cannot request to change your suburb.  All of council’s suburb boundaries have been gazetted and every property is within a designated suburb.

View suburb boundaries in Shire Maps

How property numbering works

  • Numbers must be unambiguous and logical.  
  • Single numbers are only are allocated eg, 1 South Street; number ranges are no longer used (eg, 1-9 South Street).
  • If there are no gaps in existing numbers for a new development and additional numbers are required, suffixes can be used (see Scenario 1-6)
  • Suffixes start at ‘A’ and should not extend beyond 'E’.  They are sequential in the same direction as the numbering of addresses (see Scenario 1-6)
  • Strata units are numbered 1, 2, 3 etc in small buildings and floor numbers are used in large buildings eg, 101, 201, 301 etc (first number is the floor, next 2 numbers are unit numbers, like hotel rooms) (see scenario 7-8).

Common addressing scenarios

Scenario 1 - Subdivision of a site where 1 or more properties are added and the existing property remains

This following diagram illustrates this scenario.  The existing property has no address change.  The new property receives an alpha suffix in numeral sequential order.

Scenario 1 diagram 

Scenario 2 - Subdivision of a site into 1 or more new properties

The following diagram illustrates this scenario.  The existing property has no address change.  New properties both receive an alpha suffix in numeral sequential order.  

Scenario 2 diagram

Scenario 3 - Subdivision of a site into semi-detached/dual occupancies retaining the existing dwelling

The following diagram illustrates this scenario.  The existing property has no address change.  The new property receive an alpha suffix in numeral sequential order.

Scenario 3 diagram 

Scenario 4 - Subdivision of a site into semi-detached/dual occupancies subdivision with 2 new dwellings

The following diagram illustrates this scenario.  The existing property has no address change.  New properties both receive an alpha suffix in numeral sequential order.

Scenario 4 diagram

Scenario 5 - Addressing of a property on a corner site, based on driveway / vehicular access location

This diagram illustrates this scenario.  The new development only has access via a side street.  It receives a suffix and a number from the adjacent property.

Scenario 5 diagram

Scenario 6 - Addressing is numbered to the main road, where there is a an unnamed/private road or laneway

This diagram illustrates this scenario.  Where access point to a property is shared from a road, sub-addressing is used.

Scenario 6 diagram

Scenario 7 - Addressing of small apartment building

This diagram illustrates this scenario.  The units are numbered sequentially as a sub-address of the primary address.

Scenario 7 diagram

Scenario 8 - Addressing of large apartment building with floor numbers (more than 2 levels)

This diagram illustrates this scenario.  Examples in this scenario are:   LG02/5 South Street (unit 2 on level LG) or 1003/5 South Street (unit 3 on level 10).

Scenario 8 diagram

Scenario 9 - Addressing on Mixed Uses on the same site

The following diagram illustrates this scenario. Sub address numbers shall be applied in a logical sequence and within a primary address site shall be unique, regardless of the type of the address site such as Shop or Office or Apartment.

Scenario 9 diagram

Scenario 10 - Addressing on Multiple Towers on the same site

The following diagram illustrates this scenario . For multiple towers on the same site a single primary address should be assigned for the whole site.

Scenario 10 diagram

Location

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More information

Enquiries

Enquiries can be directed to Spatial Information Unit on 9710 0333 or gis@ssc.nsw.gov.au

Change numbering of Existing Property Address

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