2-digit postal code Australia

This data depicts the boundaries of all 2-digit postal code areas in Australia. This Australian postal code system is developed by the Australian national postal service (Australia Post) for a more efficient segmentation of Australia. With this system each Australian region gets a unique code and locations can be found easily.

Postal codes in Australia are known as postcodes. Some postal code areas are especially developed for businesses that receive large volumes of mail. These postal codes were called Large Volume Receiver (LVR). Now businesses that receive large volumes get a Post-Office (PO) Box.


The 2-digit postal codes are part of the official 4-digit postal code that contain of the following characters and features: The first one or two digits show the state or territory The last three digits feature a specific delivery area

  • The first one or two digits show the state or territory.
  • The last three digits feature a specific delivery area.


The current postal code (postcode) range of Australia (AU) is: 08xx – 74xx. The lowest postal code (08xx) is located in Darwin, Northern Territory. The highest postal code (74xx) is a location near Renison Bell in Tasmania. The highest postal code is 97xx, but this is an offshore area.


SourceAustralia Postal Service (Australia Post)
Year of coverage2014
FormatCSV, Shapefile, KML, GEOJSON, XML

Variables in this dataset

When you purchase this dataset, you will receive data that draws all postal code areas on the map. Furthermore, you also get the following other features:

  • 2-digit postal code

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