National Location Registry

The National Location Registry is an electronic 'address book' of freight delivery and pick-up locations. Access to freight industry supply chain location information is limited due to the fragmented and manual approach of collecting and distributing critical location data, which often results in duplication or incorrect information being used. The Registry launched in December 2021, it was instigated by industry, supported by the Government and is managed by GS1 Australia. Through 2021-25 this project will focus on engaging with industry to drive adoption of the National Location Registry.

The Registry provides reliable and accurate location data across the freight industry. This includes precise locations of loading docks as well as locations of freight sources such as mines, agriculture and construction sites. This includes opening hours, dimension limits, a point of contact, safety requirements and facilities details. For over 50,000 small businesses involved in the road freight sector the Registry offers the opportunity to easily access current information on customer locations.

Access to the Registry assists with:

  • The effective management of trading or operating hours for peak periods
  • Knowing about any safety constraints at a site
  • Understanding what, if any, driver amenities are available
  • Weight/height restrictions
  • Details regarding dedicated truck entry points
  • Other site requirements, for example, drivers must wear hard hats.

This project primarily contributes to the Hub's purposes of supporting day-to-day operational decisions. Some of the data may also be useful in supporting investment decisions.

This project addresses enduring questions 4 and 5.

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  • Reduced errors and ambiguity, ensuring operators have up-to-date information, and more efficient deliveries and collections.
  • A reference location dataset which may be combined with other Hub datasets. For example, with Integrated Cargo System data, to identify which addresses are headquarters, rather than freight locations
  • Strengthen the partnership between the Hub and industry to a increase participation in other Hub innovations.

Initial Planned Outputs

Maintenance and support of the NLR including: Training handbooks, eLearning, industry presentations, support and change management services for participating companies, user feedback channels, and registry of changes based on feedback.

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