Prominently displayed house numbers are essential. They assist in the efficient delivery of mail and other services and aid the speedy location of an address in the event of an emergency.
Displaying house numbers
All areas of the region, including rural, have been allocated sequential house numbers, based on the distance along each street/road, and residents are urged to affix them in a prominent position at the property entrance.
To avoid confusion only house numbers - not lot numbers - should be displayed.
The use of reflective house numbers is recommended BUT is not mandatory.
There are several companies and organisations that will provide a reflective number for a fee. Displaying a reflective house number is optional and is entirely at the householder's expense - don't pay for the placement of a reflective number by a person or organisation who has not obtained your prior consent.
Rural road property numbers
Rural address numbers provide easy identification and location of properties for visitors, emergency and delivery services.
Rural road addressing (property numbering) is a distance based measurement system that allocates each rural property a unique address based on the distance of the property entrance from the nearest major intersection. The rural address number is determined by dividing that distance, measured in metres, by ten.
Proceeding up the road from the intersection, odd numbers are allocated to properties on the left and even numbers to properties on the right. The blue reflective number is displayed on a yellow post at the property entrance.
When is Rural Road Numbering used?
Generally, Rural Road Numbering is used instead of urban street 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 Council services e.g. water, sewerage, rubbish removal
For more information regarding Rural Road Property Numbers or to request installation of a rural road number or if maintenance is required on existing posts and numbers please do not hesitate to contact Council.