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 Services for further advice before applying. House Numbering will 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 Services team, if it is established that your property number may need to be changed, you can submit a request via the online application and a formal review will be undertaken. As part of this process we may also need to contact adjoining property owners, State Government and Australia Post.  If objections are received and deemed relevant, it is unlikely your request will be approved. 

If approved

If your address change is approved, we will notify Australia Post and NSW Spatial Services, however it is your responsibility notify other relevant authorities of your 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.

All deposited plans and strata plans now require a schedule of addressing (as of 1 March, 2018) as per Surveyor General's Directions No 7.

Contact our Spatial Services team prior to commencing construction on any new developments, including granny flat to confirm the correct address.  This is important as utility companies or NBN will need your development's addresses for connections, etc.

Localities (Suburbs) 

You cannot request to change your locality/suburb.  All of council’s locality boundaries have been gazetted by the NSW Geographic Names Board and every property is within a designated locality.

View locality boundaries in Shire Maps

How property numbering works

  • Numbers must be unambiguous and logical.  
  • Single numbers 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

The existing property has no address change and 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 existing property has no address change and the 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 existing property has no address change and 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 existing property has no address change and the 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 primary pedestrian access point

The new development only has access via a side street, therefore 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

Where access point to a property is shared from a road, sub-addressing is used.

Scenario 6 diagram

Scenario 7 - Sub Address Numbering

This applies when an address site covers less than one level (See Section 6.5.2 of the NSW Addressing Policy). If more than one level please refer to Scenario 8.
The units are numbered sequentially as a sub-address of the primary address.

Scenario 7 Diagram

Scenario 8 - Addressing of apartment building with floor numbers

This applies when an address site covers more than one level (See Section 6.5.5 of the NSW Addressing Policy).  
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

Sub address numbers shall be applied in a logical sequence and within the primary address site will 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

For multiple towers on the same site a single primary address should be assigned for the whole site.

Scenario 10 diagram


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More information


Enquiries can be directed to IM&T - Spatial Services on or

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