Property Numbering

The property owner is responsible for the provision and maintenance of individual property numbers as regulated in Council’s Local Law for Roads.

Numbers must be easily read from the roadway to enable a property to be identified by emergency services vehicles, taxis, service authorities and the general public.

Numbering requirements for Urban Properties
In the urban area all properties are allocated a street number by Council. These street numbers should be clearly displayed on property. Confirmation of a property number may be obtained from our Customer Service Centre. Please note that corner properties may have the option of one of two addresses depending on the access restrictions, due to the road classification, found in Council’s property notes.

Numbering requirements for Rural Properties
The numbering system for rural properties (rural road addressing) is based on distances along a road from a given start point. This system aids the location of property entrances by allowing drivers to measure distances from a given point. Confirmation of a property number may be obtained from our Customer Service Centre.

Rural Addressing Information
The allocated rural addressing number is determined in a logical sequence based on the distance of the property access from the start of the road and will be known as the principal address of a property. Each number represents the distance (in metres), divided by 10 from the road’s commencement point, and adjusted slightly to achieve odd numbers on the left hand side and even numbers on the right hand side of the road.

Rural address numbers have replaced duplicate lot numbers, PMB and CMB and other numbering systems used in the past.

To ensure uniformity of the system throughout the Shire, Council provides standard number posts with the reflective rural address number adhered to both sides of the post.