Consolidated address format

From 1 July 2011 an addition has been made to the address layout standards to allow a consolidated address format.

In addition to the current formats you can now include the suburb, city and postcode on the same address line, using spaces only, not commas to separate the address elements.

For example, both of the following address formats are now acceptable:

Standard urban address Consolidated urban address
Mr A B Sample Mr A B Sample
123 Sample St 123 Sample St
Redwood Redwood Christchurch 8051
Christchurch 8051  

For more information refer to Address standards (PDF - 950KB).