Geocoded Addressing

An address is a structured label—usually containing a property number, a road name and a locality name—used to identify a plot of land, a building or part of a building, or some other construction. Geocoded addressing is the process of associating an address with coordinates such as a latitude and longitude to enable it to be readily mapped and related to other spatial data

FSDF datasets in this theme

Theme Purpose

Addressing data provides users with unique and unambiguous identification of an address site within the context of the desired outcome (the physical location or the delivery location) of every address site.
Addressing is used for:
•Address validation at point of entry
•Socio-economic and demographic analysis
•Emergency services and public safety
•Delivery of products and services
•Personal navigation
•Fraud prevention
•Voter Registration
•Innovation in business


Theme Current Status 
Each Australian State and Territory government mapping agencies and land registries (Jurisdictions) contributes data to the PSMA Geocoded National Address File (G-NAF®). The source databases they maintain are generally referred to as Geocoded Jurisdictional Address Files (G-JAF). Australia Post maintains the PAF data it is released monthly and sourced from Australia Post's core address management database ATLAS (Address Topology Location and Spatial). ATLAS is updated daily through modifications from postal delivery staff and by state address management teams liaising with local councils
Theme Future Status 
An officially assigned address for every property in the country. Each address will include: •a number on a road, and •at least one geocode. The dataset will include: •the currency of the address information, as well as the relationship to any earlier ad

Theme Coverage

Complete, current and continuous coverage of agreed addressing data set(s) for all Australia