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.

Above: 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 locality boundaries sourced from PSMA Administrative Boundaries