Don't miss the boat for Christmas Sea Mail

14 August 2013

Australia Post is reminding people wishing to send Christmas presents to family and friends overseas not to miss the boat, with final deadlines fast approaching for postage via Sea Mail.

Sea Mail is best suited for sending parcels and offers substantial cost savings, but you need to plan ahead to take advantage of its lower prices.

All Sea Mail departs from Sydney so remember to allow extra time for your parcels to arrive in Sydney if sending from interstate or outside the metropolitan area.

To ensure your gift arrives on time, you should always address your parcels clearly, complete the appropriate customs forms and include a return address on the back of your parcel. You might also need to provide identification when lodging your parcel.

Sea Mail closing dates

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Destination

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ALBANIA 27-Sep ITALY 27-Sep
ALGERIA 20-Sep JAMAICA 30-Aug
ARGENTINA 17-Aug JORDAN 06-Sep
ASCENSION & ST HELENA 30-Aug KENYA 06-Sep
AUSTRIA 27-Sep KUWAIT 27-Sep
BAHAMAS 30-Aug LATVIA 27-Sep
BAHRAIN 27-Sep LESOTHO 27-Sep
BARBADOS 30-Aug LIBERIA 30-Aug
BELGIUM 20-Sep LIBYA 13-Sep
BELIZE 20-Aug LEICHTENSTEIN 27-Sep
BERMUDA 30-Aug LITHUANIA 27-Sep
BOLIVIA 16-Aug LUXEMBOURG 27-Sep
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA 27-Aug M MACEDONIA 30-Aug
BOTSWANA 27-Aug MALAWI 09-Aug
BRAZIL 16-Aug MALTA 30-Aug
BULGARIA 27-Sep MAURITANIA 13-Sep
BURUNDI 13-Sep MAURITIUS 20-Sep
CANADA 27-Sep MEXICO 16-Aug
CENTRAL AFRICA 10-Sep MOROCCO 13-Sep
CHILE 16-Aug NETHERLANDS 27-Sep
COLOMBIA 16-Aug NICARAGUA 30-Aug
CONGO 06-Sep NIGERIA 13-Sep
COSTA RICA 30-Aug NORWAY 27-Sep
CROATIA 13-Sep NORFOLK ISLAND 29-Oct
CUBA 16-Aug PANAMA 16-Aug
CYPRUS 30-Aug PARAGUAY 16-Aug
CZECH REP 27-Sep PERU 16-Aug
DENMARK 27-Sep POLAND 27-Sep
DJIBOUTI 06-Sep PORTUGAL 27-Sep
EQUADOR 13-Sep QATAR 27-Sep
EGYPT 30-Aug ROMANIA 27-Sep
EL SALVADOR 30-Aug RUSSIA 27-Sep
EQUATORIAL GUINEA 06-Sep SAUDI ARABIA 27-Sep
ESTONIA 27-Sep SERBIA & MONTENEGRO 27-Sep
ETHIOPIA 06-Sep SIERRA LEONE 14-Sep
FALKLANDS IS 30-Aug SLOVAK REP 27-Sep
FINLAND 27-Sep SLOVENIA 27-Sep
FRANCE 27-Sep STH AFRICA 27-Sep
FRENCH GUIANA 16-Aug SPAIN 27-Sep
GERMANY 20-Sep SWEDEN 27-Sep
GHANA 16-Aug SWITZERLAND 27-Sep
GIBRALTAR 16-Aug SYRIA -(Suspended)  
GREECE 30-Aug TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 16-Aug
GUATEMALA 30-Aug TURKEY 27-Sep
GUINEA 13-Sep UGANDA 16-Aug
GUYANA 16-Aug UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 27-Sep
HAITI 30-Aug UKRAINE 27-Sep
HUNGARY 27-Sep UNITED KINGDOM 20-Sep
ICELAND 16-Aug UNITED STATES 27-Sep
IRAN 13-Sep URUGUAY 16-Aug
IRAQ 13-Sep ZAMBIA 27-Sep
IRELAND 27-Sep ZIMBABWE 27-Sep
ISRAEL 30-Aug    

POST EARLY - Dates shown are correct at the time of printing and are the latest recommended posting dates for delivery by Christmas 2013.  As these schedules are reliant on third party shipping company timetables, some dates may be subject to change.