Complete database of all Australian
cities, towns and villages

The Australian Towns List provides a full and up-to-date directory of all settlements in Australia. It covers all eight states and territories, and includes location names, latitudes and longitudes, postcodes and settlement types.

It's perfect for place name lookups, gazetteer creation, or combining with online maps.

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Sample data

The table below provides an example listing of the data. A sample data download is also available.

IDNameLocal Government AreaStatePostcodeLatitudeLongitudeCategoryTypePopulationArea
(sq. km)
Time Zone
10660Penfield GardensPlayfordSA5121-34.6686138.61654LocalityBounded27311.14Australia/Adelaide
10661PenguinCentral CoastTAS7316-41.11025146.06908UrbanBounded392445.81Australia/Hobart
10663Pennant HillsHornsbyNSW2120-33.73868151.07143Suburb (of Sydney)Bounded70316.17Australia/Sydney
10664PenneshawKangaroo IslandSA5222-35.71805137.93675UrbanBounded2765.1Australia/Adelaide
10665PenningtonCharles SturtSA5013-34.85699138.52915Suburb (of Adelaide)Bounded36491.38Australia/Adelaide
10667PenolaWattle RangeSA5277-37.3808140.83764UrbanBounded1707509.25Australia/Adelaide

Comprehensive coverage

Updated quarterly and containing over 15,000 named locations – from small towns and villages to major cities – you can be confident that the list provides current and comprehensive coverage across every state and territory.

Ready-to-use geocoding

Every entry comes geocoded with decimal latitude and longitude coordinates and postal code. That saves you from doing the complex conversions, means it's great for location searches, and is ready to use with mapping software like Google or Bing Maps.

Unrestricted license

There's no need to worry about restrictive licensing conditions. You're free to use the file for personal or commercial purposes, for as long as you want, and there are no limits on the number of users or workstations.

Get started in minutes

Get started in minutes – you simply download the file online, and the tabular CSV format means you can use it in spreadsheet applications like Excel, or easily load it into databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL and Microsoft Access.