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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. 

 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

Print Post delivery standards (116kb)

Get started!

To apply to use Print Post, you'll need to complete a Print Post application form (82kb).

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.

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Priority timetable

Weight category Local sort division Same state Other state
Metro Country
Small letter
0-125g $0.543 $0.548 $0.559 $0.569
Large letter
0-125g $0.637 $0.668 $0.751 $0.829
126-175g $0.721 $0.796 $0.925 $1.107
176-250g $0.796 $0.882 $1.011 $1.218
251-300g $0.861 $0.990 $1.119 $1.372
301-350g $0.925 $1.065 $1.194 $1.506
351-400g $0.990 $1.141 $1.270 $1.615
401-450g $1.049 $1.227 $1.356 $1.767
451-500g $1.113 $1.342 $1.476 $1.914
501-600g $1.890 $1.982 $2.217 $2.749
601-700g $2.222 $2.291 $2.584 $3.112
701-800g $2.481 $2.540 $2.861 $3.408
801-900g $2.696 $2.769 $3.079 $3.718
901-1000g $2.917 $2.987 $3.313 $3.829

Regular timetable

Weight category Local sort division Same state Other state
Metro Country
Small letter
0-125g $0.530 $0.536 $0.541 $0.551
Large letter
0-125g $0.609 $0.638 $0.718 $0.801
126-175g $0.689 $0.761 $0.884 $1.070
176-250g $0.761 $0.843 $0.966 $1.177
251-300g $0.822 $0.946 $1.069 $1.326
301-350g $0.884 $1.018 $1.141 $1.456
351-400g $0.946 $1.090 $1.213 $1.561
401-450g $1.002 $1.172 $1.295 $1.708
451-500g $1.092 $1.293 $1.423 $1.827
501-600g $1.832 $1.922 $2.149 $2.663
601-700g $2.178 $2.246 $2.533 $3.051
701-800g $2.433 $2.491 $2.806 $3.342
801-900g $2.632 $2.703 $3.005 $3.629
901-1000g $2.848 $2.916 $3.234 $3.738

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Priority timetable

Weight category Local sort division Same state Other state
Metro Country
Small letter
0-125g $0.570 $0.575 $0.580 N/A
Large letter
0-125g $0.678 $0.712 $0.788 $0.861
126-175g $0.780 $0.855 $0.985 $1.202
176-250g $0.866 $0.952 $1.081 $1.323
251-300g $0.931 $1.060 $1.189 $1.475
301-350g $0.995 $1.135 $1.264 $1.606
351-400g $1.065 $1.216 $1.345 $1.735
401-450g $1.130 $1.302 $1.431 $1.881
451-500g $1.243 $1.441 $1.573 $2.027

Regular timetable

Weight category Local sort division Same state Other state
Metro Country
Small letter
0-125g $0.556 $0.561 $0.566 N/A
Large letter
0-125g $0.648 $0.681 $0.752 $0.832
126-175g $0.745 $0.817 $0.941 $1.162
176-250g $0.828 $0.910 $1.033 $1.279
251-300g $0.889 $1.013 $1.136 $1.426
301-350g $0.951 $1.085 $1.208 $1.553
351-400g $1.018 $1.162 $1.285 $1.676
401-450g $1.079 $1.244 $1.367 $1.818
451-500g $1.198 $1.389 $1.516 $1.935

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Priority timetable

Weight category Same state Other state
Small letter
0-125g $0.582 $0.600
Large letter
0-125g $0.856 $1.054
126-175g $1.044 $1.420
176-250g $1.151 $1.549
251-300g $1.248 $1.700
301-350g $1.345 $1.840
351-400g $1.436 $1.974
401-450g $1.539 $2.141
451-500g $1.650 $2.266
501-600g $2.439 $3.310
601-700g $2.811 $3.755
701-800g $3.106 $4.079
801-900g $3.359 $4.365
901-1000g $3.595 $4.610

Regular timetable

Weight category Local sort division Other state
Small letter
0-125g $0.571 $0.590
Large letter
0-125g $0.818 $1.019
126-175g $0.997 $1.373
176-250g $1.100 $1.498
251-300g $1.192 $1.643
301-350g $1.285 $1.778
351-400g $1.372 $1.908
401-450g $1.470 $2.070
451-500g $1.590 $2.163
501-600g $2.364 $3.206
601-700g $2.755 $3.681
701-800g $3.046 $4.000
801-900g $3.279 $4.262
901-1000g $3.509 $4.500

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 (1,882kb) (see Section 3.2).

Step 2: Complete your lodgement documentation

Complete the Print Post lodgement document (106kb) (use the Metered lodgement document (112kb) 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 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 (82kb)

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