Land Use Victoria created the "State Highway Segmentation & Addressing Directions" for local governments to ensure rural addresses in Victoria are consistent between councils. This map divides Victoria’s highways into different sections which all local governments can use with consistent points of reference.
Many councils adopted rural addressing following its successful first use in Corio in 1986. Councils often began numbering on highways from major towns and radiated outwards. Without common starting points used between councils, overlapping methods could create duplicates and other problems.
Rural addressing should have no more than four digits under guidelines from the spatial data council, ANZLIC. Therefore, highways in Victoria have been broken into segments of 99.99 kilometres or less (i.e. RRN = 9999) using key towns and intersections as datum points to commence or restart numbering. The start and end points for the highway segments are represented graphically and in an accompanying descriptive table on the map.