Mail changes to the ANU campus

2 October 2014

The ANU has a new post code.

Australia Post has made several changes to the way that mail will reach, and be sent by, ANU staff and students.

The University's post code is now 2601.

Other changes have also been made to address standards, which now involve using the building's number as its street address, the removal of the word 'Building' from the address, and the use of Acton as the University's suburb. Previously the suburb was Canberra.

Since the early 1990s, the University has been using the 0200 post code. But as a result of updates to mail delivery technology over the past two decades, the post code is now aligned with other Canberra suburbs.

The University's Post Office boxes, co-located with the Newsagency and University Union buildings, will retain the 0200 post code until further notice.

Mail labelled 'Return to Sender' will not be affected by the post code change as this mail is hand sorted by Australia Post. Letters sent to the 0200 post code from off campus will also require hand sorting, but they may incur delays as a result.

An official address list is in the process of being drafted up by ACT authorities for buildings that are adjacent to more than one street. This list will be distributed across the campus when it is finalised.

The new address format is as follows:

Title (optional)
The Australian National University (or ANU)
# [Road Name] (where # is the Building number)
Acton, ACT, 2601


Simon Jenkins
Media and Communications Officer
Strategic Communications and Public Affairs
The Australian National University (or ANU)
10 East Road,
Acton, ACT, 2601

The University's Printing Service and Officemax have been notified of the changes, but staff are encouraged to use existing stationery - including business cards and envelopes - until existing stocks are exhausted.

Those who are unsure of their building's address are urged to contact