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Australia is a continent which is located in an island and it is the world’s 6th largest nation in the world which is covered by both Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean. Australia is famous for its natural wonders, wide-open spaces, beaches, deserts, etc. and it is famous for it's well known and attractive mega cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart and Perth.

Zip codes of Australia has four digits number code and those codes are placed at the end of the Australian address that is before mentioning the country. Zip codes of Australia were introduced in the year 1967 by the Postmaster-General's Department and which are now managed by Australian Post that is Australia's national postal service. Zip codes are published in booklets which were available from post offices or online from the Australian Postal codes website.

The zip codes of Australia are segregated in such a way that the format of those codes is shown as follows; The first digit of Australian zip code indicates the state or territory, andthe final three digits indicates the delivery area in Australia.

Australia’s envelopes, postcards or courier packages have four square boxes which are printed in orange at the bottom right side of the package for mentioning the postal codes. These are used to assist with the automated sorting of mail that has been addressed by hand for Australian delivery.

Land Area

Australia covers the total land area of 7.692 million km², and it has been ranked 6th largest nation among other countries in terms of land area. Australia doesn’t have any land area border sharing nations, but Australia shares maritime [water area] borders with East Timor, Indonesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and New Caledonia (France).

Water Area

Australia contains the total water of 0.76% of world’s water and it is one of the most water consuming nations in the world and they’re somewhat rich in water resource the people of Australia consume water from Lake Eyre, and lake Gairdner.


There are a total of 54 named mountains in Australia, and the highest elevated mountain in Australia is Mount Kosciuszko which is elevated up to 2,228 meters. The lowest peak in Australia is Mount Trickett which elevated up to 1,362 meters.


PIN = Postal Index Number

How to find a pin code?

Each administrative division maintains its own postal code for mail delivery purposes. Having the correct code is essential to your mails delivery.

Australia uses 4 digit pin code system in which 1st digit and last 3 digits has different indications which is shown below;

  • The first digit indicates the state or territory.
  • The last 3 digits indicates the delivery area.

Postal Stamps

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These are some of the postal stamps which are used in Australia and the prices of these stamps are shown in the picture above.

Postal and Courier service companies in Australia

  • DHL Express
  • Fast way
  • Star Track Courier
  • Fedex
  • Toll
  • Australia Post
  • TNT

Australia Postcode
Postcode type and position 4 digits to the right of the locality name, separated from the latter by a dash.

Address: 3/24 Siverland street
Acton Canberra ACT 2601
Coding method XXXX

X -- (First digit) ---> state or territory
XXX -- (Last 3 digit) ---> delivery area
Address format The postcodes in Australia consist of 4 digits. You can enter the website on the right to look up a postcode in Australia
Examples Mr.XXX address
244, Renmin lu, Qingdao Shi sub-office (area /street /village)
Acton Canberra ACT city (delivery post office)
Australia - XXXX locality - postcode

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) s

  • What is the postal code for the capital of Australia?
    The capital city of Australia is Canberra and its postal code is 2601.
  • How many digits are found in the Australian postal code?
    There are four digits found in the Australian postal code.
  • What is the official name of the postal service in Australia?
    The official postal name of Australia is Australia Post.
  • How many postal codes does Australia have?
    There are more than 1,770,724 postal codes in Australia.
  • Do all villages in Australia have postal codes?
    All important towns and villages in Australia have postal codes.
  • Give the alpha three-letter country code of Australia.
    The three-letter country code of Australia is AUS.