Introduction – Australia Post PAF raw data
Callpoint Spatial is an authorised Australia Post PAF data reseller. We license for customer’s internal business use:
- The PAF (Postal Address File), which includes the important DPID (Delivery Point Identifier) for each address. The PAF comprises some 14 million records in total
- The companion Permission & Delivery file. Two important columns in the P&D are the Residential and non-Residential indicators. Some 12.5 million records have a Residential address indicator, and some 1.5 million have a non-Residential address indicator
- Some 2 million records represent PO Boxes
- GeoPAF, which includes latitude-longitude coordinates (for e.g. certain letterboxes)
PAF update options
We can supply on a quarterly or monthly basis as set by Australia’s Post update schedule.
Australia Post’s standard license terms apply.
Can we have a business and 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 links:
- The Address Detail PID, from PSMA G-NAF
- The DPID (Delivery Point Identified), from the PAF
- Residential and Non-Residential indicators, from the companion PAF Permission & Delivery data
The above is updated quarterly, after the most recent G-NAF update.
Please refer the map below for a visual representation of the join between G-NAF and the PAF.
Blue circles (top layer): PAF Non-Residential indicator
Yellow circles (middle layer): PAF Residential indicator
Black circles (lower layer): G-NAF premises that have not been assigned a PAF indicator
Light grey lines: Street line layer sourced from PSMA Transport & Topography
Dark grey outline: QLD locality boundaries sourced from PSMA Administrative Boundaries