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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 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 (152kb)

Get started!

To apply to use Print Post, you'll need to complete a Print Post application form (120kb).

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 $0.56 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   $0.580 $0.585 $0.590 $0.610
Large letter items
Weight Local sort division Same state (Metro) Same state (Country) Other state
0-125g $0.682 $0.715 $0.804 $0.887
126-175g $0.771 $0.852 $0.990 $1.185
176-250g $0.852 $0.944 $1.082 $1.303
251-300g $0.921 $1.059 $1.197 $1.468
301-350g $0.990 $1.140 $1.278 $1.612
351-400g $1.059 $1.220 $1.359 $1.728
401-450g $1.123 $1.313 $1.451 $1.890
451-500g $1.212 $1.436 $1.580 $2.048
501-600g $2.022 $2.121 $2.372 $2.941
601-700g $2.378 $2.451 $2.765 $3.330
701-800g $2.655 $2.718 $3.062 $3.646
801-900g $2.885 $2.963 $3.294 $3.978
901g-1kg $3.122 $3.196 $3.545 $4.097

Regular timetable

Small letter items

Weight  Local sort division  Same state (Metro)  Same state (Country)   Other state
 0-125g $0.560 $0.565  $0.570  $0.580 

Large letter items
Weight Local sort division Same state (Metro) Same state (Country)  Other state
0-125g $0.627 $0.658 $0.739 $0.825
126-175g $0.709 $0.784 $0.911 $1.102
176-250g $0.784 $0.868 $0.995 $1.213
251-300g $0.847 $0.974 $1.101 $1.366
301-350g $0.911 $1.048 $1.175 $1.500
351-400g $0.974 $1.122 $1.249 $1.608
401-450g $1.032 $1.207 $1.334 $1.759
451-500g $1.125 $1.332 $1.465 $1.882
501-600g $1.887 $1.980 $2.213 $2.743
601-700g $2.244 $2.313 $2.609 $3.143
701-800g $2.506 $2.566 $2.890 $3.442
801-900g $2.711 $2.785 $3.096 $3.738
901g-1kg $2.933 $3.003 $3.331 $3.851

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Priority timetable

Small letter items

Weight  Local sort division  Same state (Metro) Same state (Country)  Other state 
0-125g $0.610  $0.615  $0.620  N/A

Large letter items
Weight  Local sort division  Same state (Metro)  Same state (Country)  Other state 
0-125g $0.725 $0.762 $0.843 $0.921
126-175g $0.835 $0.915 $1.053 $1.286
176-250g $0.927 $1.019 $1.157 $1.416
251-300g $0.996 $1.134 $1.272 $1.578
301-350g $1.065 $1.215 $1.353 $1.719
351-400g $1.140 $1.301 $1.439 $1.856
401-450g $1.209 $1.393 $1.531 $2.013
451-500g $1.330 $1.542 $1.683 $2.169

Regular timetable

Small letter items

Weight  Local sort division   Same state (Metro) Same state (Country)   Other state
 0-125g $0.590  $0.595  $0.600  N/A 

Large letter items
Weight category  Local sort division   Same state (Metro) Same state (Country)  Other state 
0-125g $0.667 $0.701 $0.775 $0.857
126-175g $0.768 $0.842 $0.969 $1.197
176-250g $0.852 $0.937 $1.064 $1.318
251-300g $0.916 $1.043 $1.170 $1.469
301-350g $0.979 $1.117 $1.244 $1.599
351-400g $1.048 $1.196 $1.324 $1.727
401-450g $1.112 $1.281 $1.408 $1.872
451-500g $1.234 $1.430 $1.561 $1.993

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Priority timetable

Small letter items

Weight   Same state Other state 
0-125g $0.625  $0.645 

Large letter items
Weight Same state Other state
0-125g $0.916 $1.128
126-175g $1.117 $1.520
176-250g $1.232 $1.658
251-300g $1.336 $1.819
301-350g $1.439 $1.969
351-400g $1.537 $2.113
401-450g $1.646 $2.291
451-500g $1.766 $2.425
501-600g $2.610 $3.542
601-700g $3.008 $4.018
701-800g $3.324 $4.364
801-900g $3.595 $4.671
901g-1kg $3.847 $4.932

Regular timetable

Small letter items

 Weight Local sort division  Other statem 
 0-125g $0.605  $0.625 

Large letter items
Weight Local sort division Other state
0-125g $0.843 $1.050
126-175g $1.027 $1.414
176-250g $1.133 $1.543
251-300g $1.228 $1.692
301-350g $1.324 $1.832
351-400g $1.414 $1.966
401-450g $1.514 $2.132
451-500g $1.638 $2.228
501-600g $2.435 $3.302
601-700g $2.838 $3.792
701-800g $3.137 $4.120
801-900g $3.377 $4.389
901g-1kg $3.615 $4.635

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 (2.15mb) (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 (120kb)

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