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 and other numbering systems used in the past.

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

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 Rural Properties

The numbering system for rural properties (rural road addressing) is based on The Australian & New Zealand Land Information Council (ANZLIC) model. This model aids the location of property entrances by allowing drivers to measure distances from the designated starting point of the road.  Confirmation of a property number may be obtained from Council's Roads Infrastructure Directorate on phone 07 4761 5300.

Supply of Signs

Initial implementation:

Council will supply number signs (free of charge) to every ratepayer who has an existing residence/access driveway leading from the nominated road.  Vacant lots will not be issued with a sign until such time as a building is constructed thereon.  When an existing vacant lot is subdivided, it is the Developer's responsibility to pay for the rural addressing of the additional lots.  That is, Council pays for one rural addressing number and the Developer pays for the balance.

Location of signs

The rural addressing sign shall be erected at the far side of the access drive approximately 1 metre outside the line of guideposts/shoulder of the road/or property side of the piped crossing or adjacent to the mail box in a visible location.  The top of the sign is to be 1 - 1.2 metres above the ground, where possible.

Single access to multiple lots: Where a combined access leaves the road to service two or more lots, signs are to be placed at the near and far sides of this access reflecting the number of lots served by the combined access road (i.e. the lowest and the highest number).

Maintenance of sign

The rural addressing sign erected by Council/Developer will become the responsibility of the property owner to maintain and replace if damaged/stolen.  Maintenance shall include removal of grass and vegetation from around the sign within 2 metres to ensure that it is not obscured from the travelling public.