Australia Post PAF


Callpoint Spatial is an authorised Australia Post PAF data reseller. 
We license for customer’s internal business use:

The PAF (Postal Address File)

Includes the important DPID (Delivery Point Identifier) for each address.

The PAF comprises some 15 million records in total. Of these, some 2 million records represent PO Boxes.

The companion Permission & Delivery file

Two important columns in the P&D are the Residential and non-Residential indicators.

Nearly 13.6 million records have a Residential address indicator, and some 1.4 million have a non-Residential address indicator.

PAF update options

We can supply on a once-off, quarterly or monthly basis as set by Australia’s Post update schedule.

Australia Post’s standard license terms apply.

Can we obtain a Residential and Non-Residential PAF flag linked to G-NAF?

This is a question asked by a number of customers. To help, Callpoint Spatial can license you a dataset that combines:

(1) The DPID (Delivery Point Identifier) and all the address fields, from the PAF

(2) The Address Detail PID, from G-NAF

(3) Residential and Non-Residential indicators, from the companion PAF Permission & Delivery

We can provide the above on a monthly PAF update basis (though using the most recent quarterly G-NAF).

Please refer to the map below for a visual representation of the join between G-NAF, PAF and PAF Resi/ Non-Resi.

Colour-coded map using PAF Non-Residential, PAF Residential and G-NAF

Underwood QLD 4119 (south east of Brisbane CBD)


Blue (top layer) - PAF Non-Residential indicator

Yellow (middle layer) - PAF Residential indicator

Black (lower layer) - G-NAF premises that have not been assigned a PAF indicator

Light grey lines - Street line layer sourced from Geoscape Roads

Dark grey outline: QLD locality boundaries sourced from Geoscape Administrative Boundaries