Traditional Place Names in Addresses

You may have noticed on our checkout page we have included 'Traditional Place Name' where Address Line 2 normally is.  That's because we're getting behind Gomeroi Woman, Rachael McPhail's campaign to see Australians include traditional place names in addresses. 

This is one way we can all acknowledge that places are firstly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander places.

Traditional Place Names in Addresses

We recognise that Australia always was and always will be Aboriginal land, and at Biome we want to learn more about Indigenous culture, history and language. 

For help identifying your traditional place name, refer to the AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia.

Rachael also recommends speaking to the Elders or lands council of a community for traditional place name information.

Australia Post supports this initiative. According to an Australia Post spokesperson in this article,"when it comes to the addressing of letters and parcels, customers are welcome to include the Traditional Nation name in the address."

Please note that in some regional areas a single postcode can extend across a large amount of territory, and a postcode could include the lands of more than one group of traditional owners. For this reason, across much of Australia it is not possible to match postcodes to traditional owners.