On occasion, residents may have cause to request a change of house numbering. This is usually when a property has multiple street frontages or is on a corner block.
CN will only consider changing a street or unit number if there are difficulties in locating the property.
Changes will not be approved if the reason for the request is one of the following:
- Personal preference
- Religious reasons
- Avoidance of unlucky numbers
- Changes to property value
An application to alter an existing street address can be made using the Street Numbering Application - Change of Existing Street Numbering.
Please note that a fee may be charged prior to new addressing being allocated, as per CN's Fees and Charges document.
During the Development Application (DA) process you may be required to apply for a new property address or sub-addressing. Applications for addressing of a new development can be made using the Street Numbering Application - New Dwellings form.
New addressing provided by CN will be in accordance with the NSW Address Policy and User Manual and the Australian/New Zealand Standard: Rural and Urban Addressing (AS/NZS 4819:2011).
CN will ensure that following authorities are notified of any changes to addressing in the Newcastle Local Government Area:
- Australia Post
- Land Registry Services
- Valuer General's Office
- Australian Electoral Commission
- Hunter Water Corporation
- NBN Co.
- Subsidence Advisory NSW
- NSW Ambulance
- NSW Fire
- NSW Volunteer Rescue Association
- NSW Police
- NSW Spatial Services