Rural Road Numbering

To ensure that properties in rural areas are easy to find, we use a standard called Rural Road Numbers (RRN) for identifying properties.

Making your property easy to locate is particularly important in emergency situations when time is critical. Emergency services can be delayed if a property address is difficult to find. In addition to this, RRN improve the efficiency of deliveries to, and collections from, your property as well as making it easier for visitors to find your home. 

You must ensure that your RRN is displayed clearly at the entrance to your property and that you use this number when providing your address to anyone.

How are RRN determined?

Numbers are determined by measuring the distance, in metres, from the start of the road to the primary entrance point of your property. The distance is divided by 10, and rounded down. Odd numbers are on the left side of the road and even numbers are on the right.

For example: if your property is located 880 metres from the start of the road and on the left side, you will be assigned a RRN of 87.

Obtaining a RRN

You should apply for a RRN if:

  • you are building a new home and have constructed your driveway and/or entrance to your property, or 
  • you have never had a RRN, or
  • the entrance point of your property has moved since your original RRN was assigned.

To apply for your RRN, please contact our Property & Revenue Team on 03 5722 0838. Once you RRN has been allocated, we will provide you with reflective numbers to affix to your property entrance.