If you’re sending a parcel to Australia, find out how to address mail to Australia with our simple to follow guide.
When you send packages to Australia from the US, you can avoid delays and the risk of your parcel getting lost by ensuring it is addressed correctly.
To demonstrate how to write an Australian address, we’ve provided an example of a US address next to an Australian address, so you compare. You’ll notice that the Australia address format is the same as the US address format, with the city, state and Australia postal code appearing on the same line. This keeps things simple when it comes to correctly addressing mail to Australia from the USA.
|US address example||Australia address format|
813 Howard Street
98 Shirley Street
On the line after the recipient’s name, you need to write the street address, in our example, this is 98 Shirley Street. If the recipient lived in an apartment you would put the apartment number, followed by a slash before the street number. E.g. 17/98 Shirley Street.
On the line after the street address, you’ll need to write the city, state and Australia postal code. This should all appear on the same line, as shown in the Australia address format example above.
Like a US address, you need to include an abbreviation for the state or territory where the town or city is located. Our example shows QLD, which is the abbreviation for Queensland.
|State or territory||Abbreviation|
|New South Wales||NSW|
|Australian Capital Territory||ACT|
On the last line, write the country name. This is important when addressing mail to Australia from overseas.
The Australia address format for sending to a PO Box is similar to a standard Australia address, but the PO Box number must be included, as per the example below:
PO Box 105
North Sydney NSW 2060
When sending a parcel to a PO Box in Australia, please note that many carriers have PO Box restrictions, so please check before trying to send a parcel or letter to a PO Box in Australia.
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