How do I plot suburbs/location onto a map? I have a list of suburb postcode and their names in Excel. What is the process to plot them onto a Map? I'm in Australia. I use MapInfo Professional 10.1.
The Australian Postcode dataset is not free and can be obtained from a number of resellers. A description of the dataset and where to buy can be found on the PSMA website.
Postal Areas are Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) approximations of Australia Post postcodes, created by allocating whole Collection Districts (CDs) on a 'best fit' basis to postcodes. Digital boundaries are available, I think for free but I'm not sure, from the ABS.
You can download the digital boundaries in MapInfo format from the Australian Bureau of Statistics page under document 2923.0.30.001.
Note that Postcode boundaries are not available freely in Australia - the next best thing is Postal Areas, which are similar but not identical. See here for further information.
I'm not a MapInfo user, so I don't know the exact terminology - but basically you'll want to join the Excel table to the digital boundaries. In Esri terms that's regarded as a table join.