Australian Postcodes

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Searching for "Newcastle NSW postcode" would return '2300' (or is that a duplicate of the 'zipcode' work?)
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• posted 3 years and 10 months ago • type: Spice (API calls) Needs Source Suggestions

Moollaza
The Zipcode Spice is used to show a map for a given Zipcode or Postal Code. However we don't actually have an instant answer that provides the Zipcode for an area. That would make for an awesome instant answer. Do you happen to know if there are any more general API's that could be used to cover more countries instead of just one?
posted by Moollaza Staff3 years and 10 months ago Link
solange
Thanks Moollaza, I just ducked it and came up with this site: http://www.geonames.org

Using the link from their webservices section, I did a quick try for Newcastle, NSW

http://api.geonames.org/postalCodeSearch...

With great results. Would that work?
posted by solange 3 years and 10 months ago Link
anonymous
I was about to suggest this feature, lucky I did a search first.
This would be super useful.
posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 8 months ago Link
statusred
You can get the official data here: http://auspost.com.au/business-solutions...

But it appears they want you to pay for it.

But in Feb 2016, the Aus gov will be releasing a heap of mapping data for anyone to use: https://blog.data.gov.au/news-media/blog...
posted by statusred 2 years and 7 months ago Link