The optional dataset parameter allows you to specify the dataset the address you're searching for is sourced from.

Currently, dataset supports the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom

The table below contains information about the dataset values you can specify for each country.

Country Value Description
Australia PAF Australia Post's Postcode Address File, also known as the AUS dataset.
GNAF Geoscape Australia’s Geocoded National Address File, also known as the AUG dataset.
DataFusion Dataset which combines data from both Australia Post and Geoscape. Also known as the AUE dataset.
Ireland PAF Ireland's Postcode Address File dataset.
ECAD Eircode Address Database, the most comprehensive dataset available, including Eircodes (Ireland’s national postcodes).
Eircode Alternative version of Eircode Address Database, less comprehensive, but suitable for basic validation.
New Zealand PAF New Zealand Post's Postcode Address File, also known as the NZL dataset.
DataFusion New Zealand Post’s dataset which contains additional, non-deliverable addresses that are not included in the Postcode Address File, also known as the NZD dataset.
United Kingdom PAF Royal Mail’s Postcode Address File.
MRF Royal Mail’s Multiple Residence File, containing records that do not appear in the Postcode Address File, such as shared-entry addresses, self-contained flats and university or nurses’ accommodations. Can be combined with other GBR datasets in a single request.
NYB Royal Mail’s Not Yet Built file, containing records that do not appear in the Postcode Address File, such as those that have been identified as at the planning or construction stage by the local authority. Can be combined with other GBR datasets in a single request.