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How To Address A Letter Or Parcel To Australia

If you are planning on sending a parcel or package to Australia, we recommend that you familiarise yourself with Australian address formats, so that your delivery arrives at it's destination without any problems.

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How to Write an Australian Address

Below is an example of an Australian address:

Southern Travel Co,

Travel World House,

Level 7,

17 Jones St,

NORTH SYDNEY, NSW, 2060

AUSTRALIA

Australian address formats are similar to American addresses, with the city name, state and postal code all appearing on one line.

Australian Address Format

1) Underneath the name of the business/person, comes the street address. If the delivery destination is an apartment, then the apartment number appears before then street number, with the number separated with a dash. (eg: 91/17 Jones St)

2) After the street address, the city, state and postal code should all appear together on one line. Similar to the US, the names of the states or abbreviated. Listed below are Australian state abbreviations:

  • New South Wales - NSW
  • Northern Territory - NT
  • Queensland - QLD
  • Australian Capital Territory - ACT
  • South Australia - SA
  • Tasmania - Tas
  • Victoria - Vic
  • Western Australia - WA

3) The country name: Australia should be added on the last line and it should be in block capitals.

Australian PO BOX format

The address format for sending a parcel, package or letter to an Australian Post Box is nearly identical to a normal address, with the exception that the PO Box number needs to be included, as in the example below:

Mrs Jones

PO Box 99

NORTH SYDNEY, NSW, 2060

AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIA ADDRESS FORMAT TIPS

  • Make sure to use state abbreviations.
  • City/Town, State name and postal code are all entered on one line.
  • Do not use punctuation marks, commas or full stops.
  • All text should be aligned to the left.
  • Make sure to add your return address.
  • The last 2 lines (town/state/post code & country) should be printed in block capitals.

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