Get statistics and information relating to the latest PAF version here: PAF News 2017.12 (566kb)

Data sources

Postal Address File (PAF) data is released monthly and sourced from Australia Post's core address management database ATLAS (Address Topology Location and Spatial). ATLAS is updated daily through modifications from postal delivery staff and by state address management teams liaising with local councils.

Key dates

The PAF is updated monthly:

PAF Version
PAF Version PAF issue date PAF expiry date
VYYYY.1

PAF issue date

15 November

PAF expiry date

31 March

VYYYY.11

PAF issue date

1 December

PAF expiry date

30 April

VYYYY.12

PAF issue date

1 January

PAF expiry date

31 May

VYYYY.2

PAF issue date

28 February

PAF expiry date

30 June

VYYYY.21

PAF issue date

31 March

PAF expiry date

31 July

VYYYY.22

PAF issue date

30 April

PAF expiry date

31August

VYYYY.3

PAF issue date

31 May

PAF expiry date

30 September

VYYYY.31

PAF issue date

30 June

PAF expiry date

31 October

VYYYY.32

PAF issue date

31 July

PAF expiry date

30 November

VYYYY.4

PAF issue date

31 August

PAF expiry date

31 December

VYYYY.41

PAF issue date

30 September

PAF expiry date

31 January

Please note:

  • 'V' = version, 'YYYY' = cycle year number
  • We issue the PAF to data partners 4 weeks before the PAF issue date
  • PAF expiry date is the last date you can use DPIDs relating to the current version of the PAF
  • PAF YYYY.5 is a contingency version of the PAF - it's only available to approved data partners who ask for it in writing