Address—postal delivery service type identifier, code AA[A(9)]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Postal delivery service type identifier
Synonymous names:Postal delivery type code
METeOR identifier:430096
Registration status:Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013
Health, Standard 05/10/2016
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

An identifier, forming part of an address, for the channel of postal delivery, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Address—postal delivery service type identifier

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:String
Maximum character length:11
Permissible values:
CARE POCare-of Post Office (also known as Poste Restante)
CMACommunity Mail Agent
CMBCommunity Mail Bag
GPO BOXGeneral Post Office Box
LOCKED BAGLocked Mail Bag Service
MSMail Service
PO BOXPost Office Box
PRIVATE BAGPrivate Mail Bag Service
RSDRoadside Delivery
RMBRoadside Mail Box/Bag
RMSRoadside Mail Service

Source and reference attributes


AS4590 Interchange of client information

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

This data element is used in conjunction with the Address—postal delivery number, identifier X[X(10)] data element.

The recommended code description is the list of postal delivery type codes in the Australia Post Address Presentation Standards.

This data element is used where mail is to be delivered to a box, bag or agent for pick-up by the intended recipient or to the rural mail box number where no other address exists.

It is also used where mail is being sent to an area where normal mail delivery is unavailable, or not preferred. Additionally it may be used in some rural areas where no other formal addressing structure exists to identify delivery addresses.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Standards Australia 2006. AS 4590—2006 Interchange of client information. Sydney: Standards Australia.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Address—postal delivery number, identifier X[X(10)] Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013, Health, Standard 05/10/2016, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

Supersedes Person (address)—postal delivery service type identifier, X[X(10)] Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Address components cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016

Address details data dictionary Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

Community housing and Indigenous community housing service provider organisation address details cluster Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013
Indigenous, Endorsed 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +