Roadside Mail Box

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A Roadside Mail Box or RMB [1]]] is an artificial address that is created by Australia Post to deliver mail to a rural or remote location. The RMB address allows a sender or recipient of mail to succinctly specify the mail's destination.

Without the RMB system, many intended destinations would otherwise be specifiable only by a series of directions or some other unwieldy, abstract description.

The RMB address functions similarly to a post office box in that it describes an intended addressee with a unique number, but it is different in that it aliases a real physical address rather than a container at a post office.

Location[edit]

RMBs are usually located on the main road, and not on the farm. Several RMBs might be grouped together. The boxes themselves are often decorated as animals or birds.


  1. ^ "Australia post data guide" (pdf). auspost. Australia Post. p. 8. Retrieved 19 June 2017.