Rural Property Addressing
Rural Property Addressing is a joint state and local government initiative aimed at providing all rural properties, including occupied homes, infrastructure & commercial properties a nationally consistent numbered address consisting of a property number, road name and locality address.
This initiative provides a distance-based road number (based on the national standard) for the road access point to occupied properties that will assist emergency services and other service providers to find homes and businesses alike in rural localities within the Light Regional Council, South Australia and Australia.
Formula for the calculation of Rural Property Addressing has been determined by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) and is consistent with other rural property addressing allocations throughout Australia. The formula is calculated as the distance from the beginning of a road to the driveway in metres, then divided by ten. Odd numbers allocated on the left, even numbers on the right from the roads determined beginning.
Letters of Rural Property Address notification were sent to residential landowners in May 2012.
Gazetted Localities (or the Suburb) can be viewed by clicking here.
The allocated number will be known as the Residential Address for that property. This is the residential address all government departments, Council, lands titles office and service providers and will be used to locate the property.
Rural Property Addressing numbering will not replace your usual postal delivery options such as post office boxes, local post office counter delivery or private bags. Roadside delivery options such as Road Side Delivery (RSD), Roadside Mail Bags (RMB) and Lot or Section Numbers will however be replaced by your Rural Property Address number.
Council has adopted Policy for Rural Property Addressing. The policy, and attachments explain the processes for Rural Property Addressing. These attachments are available below.
New Rural Property Addressing Data Points can be applied for via the Rural Property Addressing Sign Application Form below.
Information relating to the supply, installation and replacement of the numbered Rural Property Addressing plates is detailed in the information sheets below.
For further information:
- Light Regional Council Rural Roads Rack Plan(446 kb)
- Government of South Australia - Rural Property Addressing
- Naming of State Rural Roads Mid North(934 kb)
- Rural Property Addressing Information Sheet(371 kb)
- Rural Property Addressing Sign Application Form(584 kb)
- Traffic & Access Standards - Rural Property Addressing Plate(134 kb)
- Rural Property Addressing Policy(330 kb)
- Replacement Signs(162 kb)