[Melbourne-pm] Postcode verification

Tim Hogard thogard at knotty.abnormal.com
Wed Feb 14 21:32:00 PST 2007

> Leigh Sharpe wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >  Does anybody know of any method of looking up Australian postcodes?
> > I need to validate the input on a postal address, and confirm that the 
> > postcode given for the suburb is correct.
> > A quick search of CPAN doesn't yield anything promising.
> Neither of these do what you're asking for, but they may be useful.
> 	Regexp::Common::zip  can verify the _format_ of Australian postcodes
> 	Geo::PostalAddress   can be used to verify/generate addresses in
> 	                      Australian format
> If you write a module to deal with AusPost's database, you may want to work in 
> the Geo::Postcode:: name space, and to conform to their existing interface.

I wonder how many web sites would have better "find the nearest office"
if any of the free data had coordinates in it as well.


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