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Street Numbering

Numbering streets and buildings allows those not familiar with a building or home to locate it more easily. 

Property identification plays a significant role in ensuring the community retains a high level of safety by ensuring guests, customers, Australia Post, Council and emergency services can find the correct address with ease. It can also help reduce the number of vehicle and pedestrian accidents as drivers can easily identify a property without breaking their concentration on the road.

Council is the only designated authority for determining appropriate street numbering to be used.

Developers and builders are not to allocate their own numbers. Numbers allocated by Council conform to an Australian standard.

Correct street numbering is essential to the community as it helps assist mail deliveries, tradesmen and especially emergency services.

What are the guidelines for street numbering?

In January 1997, Council officially adopted the ANZLIC Guidelines for Systematic Addressing of Rural Properties. These guidelines are currently in use throughout rural Australia. The primary points are:-

  • For every 20m of frontage a street number is allocated;
  • Odd numbers - left-hand side;
  • Even numbers - right-hand side;
  • Numbering starts at the main feeder road;
  • Street numbering is applicable to all lots;
  • Where the lot is vacant, the first number in the range is allocated.

What is the process of numbering urban streets?

  • A range of numbers is allocated to the property in accordance with the ANZLIC guidelines;
  • Residents are advised of their street number in writing;
  • Council also advises Telstra, Australia Post and the Australian Electoral Office and any other relevant agency of the street number;
  • The street number is added to the property location on the property system.

What is the process of numbering rural roads?

A range of numbers is allocated to the property in accordance with the ANZLIC guidelines.

Residents must apply to Council for a Street number. A Council Officer will then determine where the driveway is located on the property and issue a street number within the range of numbers allocated.

Residents are advised of their street number in writing.

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Derwent Valley Council
The Derwent Valley Municipal area is characterised by its ever growing rural townships, green hills and river valley environment. Major features of the Derwent Valley municipality include its land and fresh water resources.
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