Print Post

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Using Print Post to send your publications

Overview

Do you send out publications such as newspapers, magazines or catalogues at least twice a year? You could save money with Print Post.

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

Benefits

  • Save money by sorting mail and lodging it for local delivery
  • Delivery is secure and reliable, as your publications go with the regular mail
  • We return undelivered items to you
  • Items can be in envelopes or plastic wrapped
  • Using a fly sheet gives you more space for creative artwork and special offers
  • Attract attention to your publications by personalising your covers, text pages and advertising within the publication
  • Supplements and inserts can be included with copies of an issue, including samples of goods (provided you're not using the publication to deliver goods on a commercial or regular basis)

What you can send

With Print Post, you can send 'small' or 'large' items if you have 100 items or more of each publication. 

Small Large
Maximum weight 125g 1kg 
Minimum size 88 x 138mm 88 x 138mm
Maximum size 130 x 240mm  260 x 360mm
Maximum thickness 5mm 20mm

View other regulations about what can be sent Click to expand Click to collapse

  • Items must be pre-approved by Australia Post to send them via the Print Post service, and issued with a Print Post Publication Number
  • They must be a continuing printed periodical with a fixed title, and be issued at least twice a year
  • They cannot be a letter or contain a letter which is defined in the Postal Corporation Act 1989
  • Each copy of a particular issue must be identical, except for permitted personalisation or different advertising in copies destined for different states or regions

Delivery times

Print Post delivery standards (152kb)

Get started!

To apply to use Print Post, you'll need to complete a Print Post application form (80kb).

When we've approved your application, we'll send you a Print Post publication number which must be printed on the envelope or flysheet.

Pricing and payment

Pricing

Postage rates start at $0.684 per item and depend on the size and weight of the item, and the sort category. All prices include GST.

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Priority timetable

Small letter items
Weight  Local sort division Same state (Metro) Same state (Country)  Other state
0-125g   $0.727 $0.734 $0.739 $0.765
Large letter items
Weight Local sort division Same state (Metro) Same state (Country) Other state
0-125g $0.834 $0.875 $0.982 $1.082
126-175g $0.943 $1.04 $1.207 $1.442
176-250g $1.04 $1.152 $1.319 $1.587
251-300g $1.114 $1.281 $1.448 $1.775
301-350g $1.197 $1.379 $1.546 $1.95
351-400g $1.281 $1.476 $1.643 $2.09
401-450g $1.357 $1.588 $1.755 $2.287
451-500g $1.466 $1.737 $1.911 $2.477
501-600g $2.305 $2.417 $2.704 $3.352
601-700g $2.709 $2.793 $3.151 $3.795
701-800g $3.025 $3.097 $3.488 $4.155
801-900g $3.287 $3.377 $3.754 $4.532
901g-1kg $3.557 $3.642 $4.039 $4.669

Regular timetable

Small letter items
Weight  Local sort division  Same state (Metro)  Same state (Country)   Other state
 0-125g $0.684 $0.689  $0.696 $0.707
Large letter items
Weight Local sort division Same state (Metro) Same state (Country)  Other state
0-125g $0.731 $0.766 $0.86 $0.958
126-175g $0.826 $0.911 $1.057 $1.277
176-250g $0.911 $1.009 $1.154 $1.404
251-300g $0.973 $1.12 $1.266 $1.57
301-350g $1.047 $1.206 $1.351 $1.725
351-400g $1.12 $1.29 $1.437 $1.848
401-450g $1.187 $1.387 $1.534 $2.022
451-500g $1.293 $1.532 $1.684 $2.164
501-600g $2.05 $2.152 $2.406 $2.981
601-700g $2.438 $2.514 $2.835 $3.415
701-800g $2.723 $2.788 $3.141 $3.741
801-900g $2.946 $3.026 $3.364 $4.063
901g-1kg $3.188 $3.264 $3.62 $4.185

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Priority timetable

Small letter items
Weight  Local sort division  Same state (Metro) Same state (Country)  Other state 
0-125g $0.765 $0.771 $0.777 N/A
Large letter items
Weight  Local sort division  Same state (Metro)  Same state (Country)  Other state 
0-125g $0.887 $0.932 $1.029 $1.124
126-175g $1.019 $1.118 $1.285 $1.566
176-250g $1.131 $1.242 $1.41 $1.722
251-300g $1.205 $1.372 $1.539 $1.91
301-350g $1.288 $1.469 $1.636 $2.079
351-400g $1.379 $1.574 $1.74 $2.244
401-450g $1.463 $1.686 $1.852 $2.435
451-500g $1.608 $1.865 $2.036 $2.624

Regular timetable

Small letter items
Weight  Local sort division   Same state (Metro) Same state (Country)   Other state
 0-125g $0.72 $0.727 $0.732 N/A 
Large letter items
Weight category  Local sort division   Same state (Metro) Same state (Country)  Other state 
0-125g $0.777 $0.816 $0.901 $0.996
126-175g $0.893 $0.978 $1.124 $1.385
176-250g $0.99 $1.087 $1.233 $1.524
251-300g $1.053 $1.199 $1.346 $1.688
301-350g $1.126 $1.284 $1.43 $1.839
351-400g $1.206 $1.375 $1.522 $1.985
401-450g $1.278 $1.473 $1.62 $2.153
451-500g $1.418 $1.645 $1.795 $2.292

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Priority timetable

Small letter items
Weight   Same state Other state 
0-125g $0.783 $0.808
Large letter items
Weight Same state Other state
0-125g $1.119 $1.311
126-175g $1.361 $1.741
176-250g $1.50 $1.896
251-300g $1.615 $2.062
301-350g $1.74 $2.226
351-400g $1.859 $2.384
401-450g $1.991 $2.576
451-500g $2.136 $2.728
501-600g $2.973 $3.874
601-700g $3.427 $4.399
701-800g $3.787 $4.785
801-900g $4.096 $5.123
901g-1kg $4.384 $5.418

Regular timetable

Small letter items
 Weight Local sort division  Other statem 
 0-125g $0.738 $0.763
Large letter items
Weight Local sort division Other state
0-125g $0.979 $1.184
126-175g $1.19 $1.581
176-250g $1.313 $1.72
251-300g $1.413 $1.868
301-350g $1.522 $2.018
351-400g $1.625 $2.162
401-450g $1.741 $2.336
451-500g $1.883 $2.446
501-600g $2.646 $3.515
601-700g $3.085 $4.036
701-800g $3.41 $4.387
801-900g $3.671 $4.675
901g-1kg $3.928 $4.94

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

How to use Print Post

Posting your mail

Sending mail with Print Post is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Step 1: Prepare your mail

You or your mail house can sort your items in 3 sort categories: Residue, Small Postcode Direct and Large Postcode Direct. The process for preparing articles in these categories is detailed in the Print Post Service Guide (1.75mb) (see Section 3.2).

Step 2: Complete your lodgement documentation

Complete the Print Post lodgement document (112kb) (use the Metered lodgement document (120kb) if you're paying using a postage meter). 

Step 3: Lodge your items

Take your completed document, with your articles, to your closest approved lodgement facility*. Alternatively, your mail house may use the Electronic Lodgement Management System (eLMS) and arrange for your items to be collected.

Please note:

Need help?

If you have any questions about Print Post, 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 (if agreed by the area manager controlling the lodgement facility).

Get started

To apply, complete a
Print Post application form (80kb)

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