Address—telephone number, text X[X(15)]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Telephone number|
|Registration status:||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
The number, used as a contact method, that is associated to a unique provision of telephone service, as represented by text.
|Data Element Concept:||Address—telephone number|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||16|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Australian telephone numbers are usually 6 to 10 digits in length.
Alphabetic characters can be either upper or lower case as defined by the client.
Each alphabetic character represents a number; it can be listed as either a number or letter depending on the clients’ preference.
The format and length of a telephone number is dependent on the attribute(s) of the device and how the device connects to the telephone network.
For simplicity the standard has not separately recorded the fact that an attribute of a device may imply that it needs to use a mobile phone network, landline or other type of telephone network. This in turn influences the naming standard for the telephone number.
Telephone numbers should be stored as characters in a row, but rules can be set up to display the number in a different format, e.g. #### ### ###.
When a telephone number is used in conjunction with a country code the leading 0 at the start of the telephone is to be removed e.g. 0453176731 becomes 61 453176731 or 03 999 66 999 becomes 61 3 999 66 999.
Mobile telephone number
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Standards Australia 2006. AS 4590—2006 Interchange of client information. Sydney: Standards Australia.
|Related metadata references:|
See also Address—Australian area code, code NN Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
See also Address—electronic contact preference indicator, code NN Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
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(19)] WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015
Supersedes Person—telephone number, text X[X(39)] Health, Standard 01/03/2005, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
All attributes +
Electronic contact details data dictionary Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Service provider organisation contact information cluster Indigenous, Archived 07/12/2017
Service provider organisation contact information cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 07/12/2017
Service provider organisational contact cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 07/12/2017