I am an Australian Technologist and Software Developer based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and I blog about a lot of different, often unrelated, things.
I'm the maintainer of a public and open source Australian Postcode database, that contains comprehensive geographical data.
If you like what I'm doing, please consider buying me a coffee.
You can download the database at
Why am I doing this?
I believe all non-proprietary data should be free.
Australia Post used to offer a public, free database of postcode including geographical data (lat/long etc), but have put that behind a paywall for some time.
Aside from geographical data, a lot of people need a database with regional, political and additional demographic data per postcode or region, so I decided to start consolidating various public domain datasets.
The end result is open source (you can help maintain it) and totally free. You can download it any time, in full, for no cost. I want it to be out there. Use it. Share it.
This page is just to help cover some costs, and if you really find it useful, as a way of saying thanks. Even a private email or tweet saying thanks is sufficient.
If it's public and open source, why am I asking for donations?
Aside from covering hosting costs, all donations go towards supporting education and healthcare initiatives in Uganda, via the registered charity Winds of Hope, run by my wife and myself.