RAPID stands for Rural Address Property Identification.
A RAPID number is a street address allocated to a rural property to assist emergency services in locating the property and to assist in keeping your property records in good order. A RAPID number is also required for postal and electoral services.
A RAPID Number identifies the physical location of a property. The entrance is allocated a number based on its distance from the beginning of the road, for example:
5 Is 50m from the start of the road
50 Is 500m from the start of the road
500 Is 5000m or 5km from the start of the road.
When a RAPID Number is required
Any rural property that has either a dwelling, business or community centre requires a rapid number.
New entranceway means a new RAPID number
If you change the location of your entranceway you will require a new RAPID Number. The existing RAPID number cannot be moved to your new entrance as the RAPID number is calculated based on a distance, which would make the number incorrect for the new entrance. The number will be allocated once the new entranceway is complete.
Subdivisions affect RAPID numbers
Subdividing your property may require allocation of a new rapid number. The number will be allocated once the new entranceway is complete.
Right of Ways are numbered differently
Right-of-ways are also numbered based on the distance along the road. The sign at the roadside includes a range of letters on the end of the number dependent on how many dwellings are off the right-of-way (e.g. 5 dwellings 123 A-E). There can be no more than 5 lots off a right of way otherwise it will become a lane or road.
Apply for a New or Replacement RAPID Number
If you would like to apply for a new RAPID number or the RAPID Number for your property has been lost or damaged, use the Do It Online form or contact us at council.