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Residential Addressing Program

Improving the accuracy of residential addressing is an initiative by the State Government under the Residential Addressing Program and administered by Spatial Services. 

The program aims for all residents across the State to have a unique address. This will increase the efficiency and effectiveness for delivery of services, emergency response and support a range of government activities including address verification, used on Government websites

The Residential Address database (GURAS) is administered by Spatial Services, previously called Land Property & Information (LPI). Other agencies including Emergency Services and utility services such as power and phone companies, also use this database.  With support from Emergency Services in the Warrumbungle region, Council is improving property address accuracy, in particular to expedite the response time of Emergency Services to the correct address.

There are over twenty Localities (also called Suburbs) in the Warrumbungle Shire. The Residential Address database, records a resident’s Locality (Suburb) and does not use your local town as its location. This means that your postal address may be different to the Locality (or Suburb) in the addressing database.  Note, some Localities have the same name as your local town. 

This impacts all calls to Triple Zero (000), where the caller must use their Locality, and not your local town on your postal address for the identification of your location.

Collaboration with Spatial Services, Geographical Names Board (GNB), Emergency Services and residents of the Warrumbungle Shire is required to improve the Residential Addressing system.

Council has completed a piloted project of changing Locality boundaries to assist Emergency Services. Localities affected are Baradine, the village of Cobbora, the Locality of Bomera incorporated into Tambar Springs, Locality of Ropers Road incorporated into Binnaway, Locality of Wattle Springs, Tannabar and the southern end of Dandry incorporation into Coonabarabran. Locality of Napier Lane and Box Ridge incorporated into Ulamambri and Purlewaugh.

Further Information

You can also find further information by:

Visiting the Geographical Names Board Home Page

Checking your address on the Addressing Database, using SixMaps



Last Updated: 20 Oct 2020