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Iso 3166-2:au

ISO 3166-2:AU is the entry for codes for the names of the principal subdivisions (e.g., provinces or states) of all countries coded in ISO 3166-1.

Currently for Australia, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 6 states and 2 territories. Lesser territories that are under the administration of the federal government, such as the Jervis Bay Territory, the Ashmore and Cartier Islands, and the Coral Sea Islands, are not listed.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is AU, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Australia. The second part is two or three letters, which is the conventional abbreviation of the state or territory (defined in Australian Standard AS 4212-1994).


  • Current codes 1
  • Changes 2
  • External territories 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5

Current codes

Subdivision names are listed as in the ISO 3166-2 standard published by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency (ISO 3166/MA).

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Code Subdivision name (en) Subdivision category
AU-NSW  New South Wales state
AU-QLD state
AU-SA state
AU-TAS state
AU-VIC state
AU-WA state
AU-ACT territory
AU-NT territory

The external territories of Christmas Island, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Norfolk Island have their own ISO 3166-1 codes and are not included in Australia's entry in ISO 3166-2. There are no ISO 3166-2 codes for:


The following changes to the entry have been announced in newsletters by the ISO 3166/MA since the first publication of ISO 3166-2 in 1998:

Newsletter Date issued Description of change in newsletter Code/Subdivision change
Newsletter I-6 2004-03-08 Change of subdivision code in accordance with Australian Standard AS 4212-1994 Codes:
New South Wales: AU-NSAU-NSW
Queensland: AU-QLAU-QLD
Tasmania: AU-TSAU-TAS
Victoria: AU-VIAU-VIC
Australian Capital Territory: AU-CTAU-ACT

External territories

Four of the external territories of Australia are officially assigned their own country codes in ISO 3166-1, with the following alpha-2 codes:

Under the definitions in ISO 3166-1, the Ashmore and Cartier Islands and the Coral Sea Islands are covered by Australia, and the Australian Antarctic Territory is covered by Antarctica, with alpha-2 code AQ.

See also

External links

  • ISO Online Browsing Platform: AU
  • States of Australia,
  • ISO page for Australia
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