Metered / Imprint Mail

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Want to send fewer than 300 items with postage paid by an approved postage meter, and they're not machine addressed, barcoded or sorted? Use Metered or Imprint Mail.

As well as Priority delivery, Imprint/Metered mail offers the option of a lower cost Regular delivery service for non-time critical mail, taking up to an additional 2 business days for delivery.


  • It's easy - simply post your mail in a street posting box (metered mail only) or over the counter at any post office
  • No minimum volume
  • No need for barcoding, sorting or lodgement documents

What you can send

With both Metered and Imprint Mail, you can send the following weight and size letter or parcel.

  Small   Large
Maximum weight 250g  500g 
Minimum size  88 x 138mm N/A
Maximum size  130 x 240mm  360 x 260mm
 Maximum thickness  5mm  20mm

Delivery times

Metered & Imprint Mail delivery standards (84kb)

Pricing and payment


The following rates apply for your Metered or Imprint Mail delivered within Australia with postage paid by:

  • an approved postage meter
  • an Australia Post business credit account
Size  Dimensions  Priority timetable Regular timetable
Small letter up to 250g 130 x 240 x 5mm $1.45 $0.95
Large letter up to 125g 260 x 360 x 20mm $2.40 $1.90
Large letter over 125g & up to 250g 260 x 360 x 20mm $3.35 $2.85
Large letter over 250g and up to 500g 260 x 360 x 20mm $5.25 $4.75

You can pay for Metered and Imprint Mail using your Australia Post business credit account, a postage meter, cash, debit card or credit card.

Using Metered/Imprint Mail is easy

Posting your mail

Metered Mail

Simply put a postage meter imprint on your items to the correct postage value, and post them in a street posting box or over the counter at any Post Office.

If required, complete the Metering lodgement form (120kb)

Imprint Mail

Use a postage paid imprint and lodge your items over the counter at any Post Office, with a completed Full Rate Mail mailing statement (72kb)

Need help?

If you have any questions about Metered/Imprint Mail, call us on 13 11 18 or email us.

Need a payment or delivery solution for your business?

We can help. Simply provide us with a few details and we'll take it from there.

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