Address—Australian area code, code NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Australian area code
METeOR identifier:434284
Registration status:Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
Definition:The standard Australian area code, used in conjunction with contact telephone and facsimile numbers, that also describes the location of an entity, as represented by a two-digit number.
Data Element Concept:Address—Australian area code

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:String
Format:NN
Maximum character length:2
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
02New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory
03Victoria/Tasmania
07Queensland
08South Australia/Northern Territory/Western Australia, including Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Reference documents:Australian Communications Media Authority (ACMA) 2011. 8-digit numbering: four area codes. Canberra: ACMA. Viewed 11 July 2011, http://www.acma.gov.au/WEB/STANDARD/pc=PC_2466

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:

The two-digit area code should be abbreviated to one-digit when used in conjunction with leading country code. If this is the case, the leading ‘0’ in the area code should be removed, e.g. 03 55551234 becomes 61 3 55551234.

When a country code is used in conjunction with an area code and phone number it should be arranged in the following order: (Country Code) + (Area Code) + Phone Number.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Standards Australia 2006. AS 4590—2006 Interchange of client information. Sydney: Standards Australia.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Address—international country code, N[NNNN] Health, Standard 05/10/2016, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

See also Address—telephone number, text X[X(15)] Tasmanian Health, Draft 12/09/2012, WA Health, Draft 23/08/2012, Indigenous, Endorsed 16/09/2014, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012, ACT Health, Final 24/12/2018

See also Address—telephone number, text X[X(19)] WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

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