Guidance and requirements for creating property addresses.

The Addressing Standard

The Standard (AS/NZS 4819:2011) is made for use by territorial authorities and can be bought from Standards New Zealand. It covers:

  • assigning addresses
  • naming roads and localities
  • recording and mapping information
  • signage.

The Standard is to keep addresses as simple as possible so that they can be easily understood by members of the public who are trying to find a property.

The current Standard replaced a 2003 Standard. We were involved in creating it as part of a working group for the Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM).

Buy the Standard for rural and Urban Addressing (AS/NZS 4819:2011).

In-fill Addressing guidelines

In line with good regulatory stewardship and practice, the Office of the Surveyor-General has drafted guidelines to provide guidance to Territorial Authorities on allocating addresses for in-fill developments.

Guidelines for Addressing In-fill Developments 2019 - LINZ OP G 01245

Guideline for addressing in retirement villages

This guideline has been created to provide guidance to Territorial Authorities and retirement village developers on assigning addresses in retirement villages.

Guideline for addressing in retirement villages - LINZG80700

Addressing requirements

The sections below are a basic overview of the main addressing requirements. Detailed requirements are in the AS/NZS4811:2011 Standard for rural and urban addressing.

Last Updated: 20 November 2019