Rural addressing

Mackay Regional Council is seeking your assistance in expanding the coverage area for rural addressing in our region.

If you own or live on a rural property, now is the time to act!

What is rural addressing?

Rural addressing is a simple straight-forward method of identifying, locating and addressing rural properties in our region.

What are the benefits?

Rural addressing is most important, as it provides quick identification and location of your rural property and can benefit you by:

  • timely identification of the incident location for Emergency Services
  • providing you with a logically established address
  • assisting with your mail and other service deliveries
  • helping council’s delivery of services and administration
  • creating a vital database for a wide range of government agencies.

What is the cost?

Council will provide you with a 1.6m galvanised post and the reflective rural number at no charge.

Who needs a rural address?

Anyone who owns or lives on a rural property. Lot numbers are not accepted by council or government agencies as official addresses.

How do I get one?

Contact Mackay Regional Council’s Customer Service Centre on 1300 MACKAY (622 529) or lodge a request online.

Once a rural address number is allocated to your property, you will be able to collect the components from council’s designated Customer Service Centre and install the post at the entrance to your property - 2m outside the edge of the road shoulder and approximately 1m above ground.

For more information:

Mackay Regional Council
GIS Section
PO Box 41, Mackay Qld 4740
Phone: 1300 MACKAY (622 529)