House numbers

Prominently displayed house numbers are essential.  They assist in the efficient delivery of mail and other services and aid in the speedy location of an address in the event of an emergency.

Displaying house numbers

All properties in the region are given a street number by Council. Residents should display them in a prominent position at the property entrance.

To avoid confusion only house numbers, not lot numbers, should be displayed.

To find your allocated house number, contact Council.

Rural road property numbers

Rural address numbers provide easy identification and location of properties for visitors, emergency and delivery services.

Rural road property numbering is a distance based measurement system that allocates each rural property a unique address number based on the distance of the property entrance from the nearest major intersection.  The rural address number is determined by dividing the distance, measured in metres, by 10.

Proceeding up the road from the intersection, odd numbers on the left and even numbers on the right side of the road.  The blue reflective number is displayed on a yellow post at the property entrance.

When is rural numbering used?

Generally, rural road numbering is used instead of urban house numbers as follows:

  • where the property has a large area, usually over one hectare, and has potential for subdivision in the future
  • the property may be zoned Rural or Rural Residential
  • the property does not have some or all services e.g. sewer, town water or rubbish removal.

To request the installation of a rural road number or if maintenance is required on existing posts and numbers, contact Council.