[AusNOG] Valid address database

Thomas Jackson thomas at thomax.com.au
Wed Apr 18 09:07:26 EST 2012

The search terms that you are after are "Australia Post PAF" (Postal Address
File) and "Australia Post AMAS" (Address Matching Approval System).


Typically this data is used to print the postal barcodes, but I don't see
why you couldn't use it for what you want (from a technical perspective, not
sure about it from a licensing perspective).


http://auspost.com.au/business/barcoding-tools-information-guides.html is a
good place to start


As an outside-the-box idea, you should be able to do address validation
using the Google Maps API which would certainly be cheaper, but that doesn't
help with finding all the valid addresses given a postcode / street name.



From: ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net
[mailto:ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net] On Behalf Of James Mcintosh
Sent: Wednesday, 18 April 2012 8:48 AM
To: AusNOG at lists.ausnog.net
Subject: [AusNOG] Valid address database


Hi Everyone,


Does anyone know of a data source for valid Australian addresses. 


Some sample queries we need to be able to run are:


Export all the valid addresses in Main St, Parramatta


Show me all the valid addresses in post cost 2150


Is 123 Fake Street, Parramatta a valid address?


I would imagine this sort of database is used all the time by certain
industries e.g. councils, map companies, direct marketing companies,
building planners etc.


Can anyone point me in the right direction please?






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