Addressing standards and guidelines

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).

Consulting on In-fill Addressing Guidelines

The consultation period has now ended.

Territorial Authorities, developers and members of the public were invited to provide feedback on the guidelines so that they are as clear and useful as possible.

Thank you to those who made a submission.

Submitters will be advised when the final guidelines are posted on the LINZ website.

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: 8 July 2019