Addressing Standards

Street Numbers with Alpha Characters
Where a Street Number contains alpha characters, the alpha characters should always be entered after the numeric character with no space in-between (e.g. 17A)

Unit Number/Street Number Combinations
Unit/Number/Street Number combinations should be separated by a forward slash character (e.g. 2/23). Hyphens will be accepted but will be converted to a forward slash. Where an address contains more than a Unit Number/Street Number combination (e.g. Suite Details, Floor or Level Number, Building Name, etc) 

Unit Type Identifiers
Unit Type identifiers such as the words; Flat, Unit, Apartment, etc or abbreviations of, should not be entered (e.g. Apt 2/23 should be entered as 2/23)

Ranges of Numbers
Ranges of Numbers are not accepted in the Street Number field (e.g. 123  125 Queen St). If entered, ranges will be converted to the Standard Address with Unit/Flat Number format (e.g. 123/125 Queen St)

Corner Addresses
Corner, CNR (or alternatives of) is not acceptable in place of an actual street number. If entered, you will be asked to re-key the street number before proceeding.  If there is no street number, leave blank.

PO Box Addresses
If the address provided is a PO Box address, 'PO Box' + the number must be entered in the Street Name field.

Private Bag Addresses
If the address provided is a Private Bag address, 'Private Bag' + the number must be entered in the Street Name field.

State Highway Addresses
If the address provided is a State Highway address, State Highway details must be entered in the Street Name field. 'State Highway' may be abbreviated to 'SH' and there should be no spaces between the 'S' and the 'H' but there should be a space between SH and the number. The number should be entered in numeric format. A street number should also be provided.  

Rural Delivery Addresses
If the address provided is a Rural Delivery address, a street name must be provided and the identifier 'RD' + the number (if applicable) must be entered in the Suburb field.  (i.e. Main St, RD 2, Hamilton). A street number should also be provided.

Overseas Addresses
If the address provided is an Overseas address, a proper country name should be entered in the City field. All ISO Standard Country names will be accepted.

 
Example Formats
 
Street Number Street Name Street Type Suburb City
Standard address 8 Queen St Ellerslie Auckland
Standard Address with Unit/Flat Number 2A/23B Hopeford St Ponsonby Auckland
Rural Delivery 123 Main Rd RD 2 Hamilton
State Highway 456 SH 1 Kumeu Auckland
Private Bag Private Bag12345 Newton Wellington
Post Office Box PO BOX 99887 Hornby Christchurch
Care Of C/ 8 Queen St Ellerslie Auckland


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