PreSort Letters

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Use PreSort Letters to save money

Overview

PreSort Letters is a cost-effective way to send fully addressed mail. You can get discounted postage rates if you're sending more than 300 machine-addressed items, all barcoded and sorted.

As well as Priority delivery, PreSort Letters service 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.

Benefits

  • Having your mail barcoded and sorted saves you money, because it saves us processing time
  • You can get even further discounts by choosing Regular delivery service
  • Easy to pay for, using either your Australia Post business credit account, a postage meter, cash, debit card or credit card

What you can send

With PreSort Letters, you can send 'Small', 'Small Plus' or 'Large' items.

Size details

Small

Small Plus

Large

Maximum weight

125g

125g

500g

Minimum size

88 x 138mm

88 x 138mm

N/A

Maximum size

130 x 240mm

162 x 240mm

260 x 360mm

Maximum thickness

5mm 

5mm

20mm

Please note:

  • Each lodgement must contain items in the same size category
  • All items must carry a barcode
  • All items must be sorted into particular postcode ranges

Delivery times

PreSort Mail delivery standards (84kb)

Case study

Bank of Queensland (2mb)

Get started

To apply, you'll need to complete a PreSort Letters application form (84kb)  and present it at your approved lodgement facility*.

When this is approved, you can start lodging PreSort Letters at your approved lodgement facility.

*Approved lodgement facilities are those you nominated when you applied for an Australia Post business credit account. If you don't have an Australia Post business credit account, you can lodge your articles at a Post Office.

Pricing and payment

Pricing

Postage rates start at $0.795 per item, and depend on the size and weight of the item, the destination, level of sorting and the delivery standard you need (Priority or Regular delivery).

Priority timetable

Size Weight

Same State
Barcode direct
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Other State
Barcode direct
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Barcode
residue
Non
barcoded
Small 0-125g $0.96 $0.995 $1.08 $1.125
Small Plus 0-125g $1.275 $1.33 $1.473 $1.734
Large 0-125g $1.74 $1.845 $2.125 $2.244
125-250g $2.35 $2.505 $2.70 $2.85
250-500g $2.88 $3.08 $3.39 $3.70

Regular timetable

Size Weight Same State
Barcode direct
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Other State
Barcode direct
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Barcode
residue
Non
barcoded
Small 0-125g $0.795 $0.82 $0.855 $0.90
Small Plus 0-125g $1 $1.048 $1.30 $1.42
Large 0-125g $1.39 $1.47 $1.73 $1.88
125-250g $1.85 $2.01 $2.28 $2.42
250-500g $2.38 $2.58 $2.90 $3.20

You can pay for PreSort Letters using your Australia Post business credit account, a postage meter, cash, debit card or credit card.

How to use PreSort Letters

Posting your mail

Sending your PreSort Letters is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Prepare your mail: You or your mail house needs to prepare your PreSort Letters (if you need a mail house to help you, you can find one in our list of Bulk Mail Partners). Refer to the PreSort Letters Service Guide (1.35mb) for detailed instructions on how to prepare and sort your PreSort Letters. If you're unsure whether your mail meets the service requirements for addressing, send us a sample of your letter. We'll test for barcode accuracy and readability.

    Send to:
    Mail Presentation
    Australia Post
    Level 2, 219-241 Cleveland St
    STRAWBERRY HILLS NSW 1420

    Or email bqp.help@auspost.com.au. We'll provide feedback within 3 working days.
  2. Complete your lodgement documentation: Complete the PreSort lodgement document (100kb) - or if you're paying using a postage meter, complete the Metered lodgement document (120kb).
  3. Lodge your mail: Take your completed document, with your articles, to your closest approved lodgement facility*, or your mail house may use the Electronic Lodgement Management System (eLMS) and arrange for your items to be collected instead.

Please note:

Need help?

If you have any questions about PreSort Letters, call us on 13 11 18 or email us.

*Approved lodgement facilities are those you nominated when you applied for an Australia Post business credit account. If you don't have an Australia Post business credit account, you can lodge your articles at a Post Office.

Get started

To apply, complete a PreSort Letters application form (84kb) and present it at your approved lodgement facility*.

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

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