Australia Post PAF

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

The PAF (Postal Address File)

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

The PAF comprises some 14 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.

Some 12.5 million records have a Residential address indicator, and some 1.5 million have a non-Residential address indicator.

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 Identifier), 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 to the map below for a visual representation of the join between G-NAF and the PAF.

Underwood QLD 4119 (south east of Brisbane CBD)



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 locaclity boundaries sourced from PSMA Administrative Boundaries