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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.

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. 

 Size details

Small

Large

Maximum weight

250g

1kg 

Minimum size

88 x 138mm 

Over 130 x 240mm

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

Get started!

To apply to use Print Post, you'll need to complete a Print Post application form (101kb).

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

Need help?

If you have any questions about Print Post, call our customer contact centre on 13 11 18 or email us.

Pricing and payment

Pricing

Postage rates start at $0.51 per item and depend on the size and weight of the item, and the sort category. All prices include GST.

Large Postcode Direct Click to expand Click to collapse

Weight category Local sort division Same state Other state
Metro Country Metro Country
Small
0-250g $0.510 $0.515 $0.525 $0.530 $0.540
Large
0-50g $0.535 $0.545 $0.585 $0.610 $0.675
51-125g $0.600 $0.640 $0.720 $0.785 $0.875
126-175g $0.670 $0.740 $0.860 $0.985 $1.125
176-250g $0.740 $0.820 $0.940 $1.090 $1.235
251-300g $0.800 $0.920 $1.040 $1.225 $1.375
301-350g $0.860 $0.990 $1.110 $1.345 $1.505
351-400g $0.920 $1.060 $1.180 $1.445 $1.615
401-450g $0.975 $1.140 $1.260 $1.585 $1.765
451-500g $1.030 $1.220 $1.340 $1.675 $1.855
501-550g $1.990 $2.060 $2.310 $2.755 $3.055
551-600g $2.085 $2.155 $2.455 $2.850 $3.200
601-650g $2.180 $2.250 $2.550 $2.945 $3.295
651-700g $2.275 $2.345 $2.645 $3.040 $3.390
701-750g $2.370 $2.440 $2.740 $3.135 $3.485
751-800g $2.465 $2.535 $2.835 $3.230 $3.580
801-850g $2.560 $2.630 $2.930 $3.325 $3.695
851-900g $2.655 $2.725 $3.025 $3.420 $3.820
901-950g $2.750 $2.820 $3.120 $3.515 $3.915
951-1000g $2.845 $2.915 $3.215 $3.610 $4.010

Small Postcode Direct Click to expand Click to collapse

Weight category Local sort division Same state Other state
Metro Country Metro Country
Small
0-250g $0.535 $0.540 $0.550 $0.555 $0.565
Large
0-50g $0.570 $0.580 $0.620 $0.645 $0.710
51-125g $0.645 $0.685 $0.765 $0.845 $0.935
126-175g $0.725 $0.795 $0.915 $1.075 $1.215
176-250g $0.805 $0.885 $1.005 $1.185 $1.330
251-300g $0.865 $0.985 $1.105 $1.325 $1.475
301-350g $0.925 $1.055 $1.175 $1.445 $1.605
351-400g $0.990 $1.130 $1.250 $1.555 $1.725
401-450g $1.050 $1.210 $1.330 $1.695 $1.875
451-500g $1.130 $1.310 $1.430 $1.795 $1.975
501-550g $2.100 $2.170 $2.420 $2.905 $3.205
551-600g $2.195 $2.265 $2.565 $3.020 $3.370
601-650g $2.290 $2.360 $2.660 $3.115 $3.465
651-700g $2.385 $2.455 $2.755 $3.210 $3.560
701-750g $2.480 $2.550 $2.850 $3.305 $3.655
751-800g $2.575 $2.645 $2.945 $3.400 $3.750
801-850g $2.670 $2.740 $3.040 $3.505 $3.875
851-900g $2.765 $2.835 $3.135 $3.600 $4.000
901-950g $2.860 $2.930 $3.230 $3.695 $4.095
951-1000g $2.955 $3.025 $3.325 $3.790 $4.190

Residue Click to expand Click to collapse

Weight category Same state Other state
Small
0-250g $0.565 $0.590
Large
0-50g $0.670 $0.810
51-125g $0.820 $1.020
126-175g $0.970 $1.320
176-250g $1.070 $1.440
251-300g $1.160 $1.580
301-350g $1.250 $1.710
351-400g $1.335 $1.835
401-450g $1.430 $1.990
451-500g $1.500 $2.060
501-550g $2.550 $3.450
551-600g $2.665 $3.585
601-650g $2.780 $3.700
651-700g $2.875 $3.795
701-750g $2.990 $3.910
751-800g $3.085 $4.005
801-850g $3.200 $4.140
851-900g $3.295 $4.235
901-950g $3.390 $4.330
951-1000g $3.485 $4.425

 

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 (see Section 3.2).

Step 2: Complete your lodgement documentation

Complete the Print Post lodgement document (use the Metered lodgement document 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:

  • Lodging more than 5,000 items? You'll also need to complete a Print Post supporting document which details the number of items in each sort plan.
  • Terms and conditions apply.

Need help?

If you have any questions about Print Post, call our customer contact centre 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 an Australia Post retail outlet (if agreed by the area manager controlling the lodgement facility).

Get started

To apply, complete a
Print Post application form (101kb)

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