Postcode Implementation in Mauritius

Many Mauritians might have received a letter from Mauritius Post which resembles like this:

Postcode MPCB Front

Postcode Notification Letter – Front

As you can see, this letter indicates that postcode is being implemented across our country. The postcode is a 5 digit number used in the addressing system. It is said to help the Post Services improve and speed up the processing and delivery of our mails. On the other side of the letter we get our five digit code.



If you take a look at the postcode, it is divided in three parts:Postal Code Model

  1. The first digit (A) is the District Code
  2. The Second and Third Digit combination (BC) is the Village Council Area Code
  3. The last two digits (DE) refer to the Locality of the village

I guess that it will be quite easy to remember our numbers. From now on we must make sure to ask the number of our addressee before sending him a letter. (Even though we do not use it much these days unless we wish to send a postcard in the traditional style).

The Format of Our address will be as follows:

Mr First & Last Name
Street Number, Street Name
Sub Locality
Village/Town Name XXXXX

Where “XXXXX” is the 5-digit postcode.

Those who shop online can now enter their postcode in their shipping address instead of 12345 or 742CU001.

We can now use the postcode (sometimes labelled as zip code) given by Mauritius Post in our EBay, PayPal or Amazon shipping address.


15 thoughts on “Postcode Implementation in Mauritius

    • I did not really think about this. :/ Thanks for your comment.
      I do need to have my address updated in the different Utilities and banking services.
      I am thinking by what should I start actually :)


    • Well, I guess it is only for Mauritius internally, but it still works with online systems like EBay, Paypal or Amazon. At least I do have a number to enter in that Zip Code field :p


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