Free Australian Address Search Tools

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Based on the Geoscape Geocoded National Address File (G-NAF) containing almost 15 million (14,945,058 to be exact) Australian addresses.

The database is updated every 3 months (quaterly) - it is maintained by Geoscape Australia - an unlisted public company formed by the nine governments of Australia to collate and standardise, format and aggregate location data from each of the jurisdictions into authoritative location based national datasets. Geoscape Australia is the trading name of PSMA Australia Limited, a self-funded public company owned by Australia’s governments. have created an easy to use API that validates, autocompletes and breaks down address data into into an easy to read JSON file. Test your address below:

How to Use the Free Australian Address Validator API

Simply call the below URL with the complete or partial address: GEORGE STREET SYDNEY NSW 2000

If an address or addresses are found, JSON formatted data will be returned (maximum 5 matches will be shown):

    "id": "53386d6a6f453938784a6a747073774d764d457846673d3d",
    "highlighted": "<b>420</b> <b>GEORGE</b> <b>STREET</b> <b>SYDNEY</b> <b>NSW</b> <b>2000</b>",
    "address": "420 GEORGE STREET SYDNEY NSW 2000",
    "location": "-33.86975386,151.20790837"

If no matches are found the fields will be returned as follows:

    "id": 0,
    "highlighted": "sorry - no address found",
    "address": "not found",
    "location": "not found"

To view the full address break-down, call the address view URL with the ID of the address:

JSON formatted data will be returned:

    "id": "53386d6a6f453938784a6a747073774d764d457846673d3d",
    "address": "420 GEORGE STREET SYDNEY NSW 2000",
    "building_name": "",
    "flat_type": "",
    "flat_number_prefix": "",
    "flat_number": "",
    "flat_number_suffix": "",
    "level_type": "",
    "level_number": "",
    "number_first_prefix": "",
    "number_first": "420",
    "number_first_suffix": "",
    "number_last_prefix": "",
    "number_last": "",
    "number_last_suffix": "",
    "street_name": "GEORGE",
    "street_type_code": "STREET",
    "street_suffix_type": "",
    "locality_name": "SYDNEY",
    "state_abbreviation": "NSW",
    "postcode": "2000",
    "location": "-33.869755,151.2079"

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G-NAF - Australian Addresses API Usage Policies

##License Information##

Use of the G-NAF downloaded from is subject to the End User Licence Agreement (EULA)

The EULA terms are based on the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0). However, an important restriction relating to the use of the open G-NAF for the sending of mail has been added.

The open G-NAF data must not be used for the generation of an address or the compilation of an address for the sending of mail unless the user has verified that each address to be used for the sending of mail is capable of receiving mail by reference to a secondary source of information. Further information on this use restriction is available here.

End users must only use the data in ways that are consistent with the Australian Privacy Principles issued under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

G-NAF ©PSMA Australia Limited licensed by the Commonwealth of Australia under the Open Geo-coded National Address File (G-NAF) End User Licence Agreement.

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