Get it there on time for Christmas

It's that busy time of year again - for us too! So we're extending our operating hours and boosting staff numbers to help meet demand for the holiday period.

Don't leave it until the last minute!

Our delivery network is operating to schedule, but we recommend you post your parcels as soon as possible to avoid the last-minute Christmas rush.

To estimate the time it will take to deliver to your item, view our delivery network. Need it there fast? Use our Express Post or Courier Post services.

Parcel deliveries will recommence on Tuesday 29 December after the Christmas and Boxing Day public holidays. Our Christmas and New Year opening hours and delivery are listed below.

Post Office trading hours during December

Weekdays

From 1 December to 23 December many of our Post Offices will offer weekday extended trading. We'll generally be open an hour earlier and/or stay open an hour later during the week. Hours of operation will vary according to the outlet and local demand.

Saturdays

Many of our Post Offices will continue to offer Saturday trading. Opening hours vary, with outlets open from 9 or 9:30am until 12:30 or 1pm.

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Weekend parcel delivery from 5 Dec

We'll be delivering parcels on the following weekends:

  • From 5/6 December** to 19/20 December
  • 2/3 January

Christmas and New Year holiday services

Here's our general arrangements for Post Office opening hours and mail delivery over the Christmas and New Year period:

Date Post Office Mail and parcel deliveries
Thu 24 Dec

Open

Deliveries

 

Posting an Express Post item? Next guaranteed day of delivery* is Tuesday 29 December.

Fri 25 Dec - Christmas Day

Closed

No deliveries

Sat 26 Dec - Boxing Day

Closed

No deliveries

Sun 27 Dec

Open
(selected only^)

No deliveries

Mon 28 Dec - Boxing Day public holiday

Closed

No deliveries

Tue 29 Dec

Open

Deliveries

 

Posting an Express Post item? Next guaranteed day of delivery* is Monday 4 January.

Wed 30 Dec

Open

Deliveries

 

Posting an Express Post item? Next guaranteed day of delivery* is Monday 4 January.

Thur 31 Dec - Australia Post authorised holiday

Open (selected only^)

No Deliveries

 

Fri 1 Jan - New Year's Day

Closed

No deliveries

Sat 2 Jan

Open

(selected only^)

Weekend mail deliveries as per above.

 

Sun 3 Jan

Open

(selected only^)

Weekend mail deliveries as per above.

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Mon to Fri: 8am - 6pm Australia-wide

  • 13 POST (13 76 78) from within Australia
  • +61 3 8847 9045 from overseas
  • 13 11 18 (business customers)

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Mon to Fri: 7:30am - 11pm  AEDT

Sat & Sun: 9am - 5pm AEDT

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Express Post for fast deliery

 

* Express Post items must be posted before the stated cut-off time within the  National Express Post network for next business day delivery.

The national next business day delivery network covers approximately 80% of Australian addresses and operates between all capital cities (except Darwin and in Perth CBD only), and some major centres. Express eParcel is not covered in the Express Post guarantee.

Please allow for additional delivery time if you are sending time-sensitive material in the week between Christmas and the New Year. If the receiver isn't home, their item may need to be collected from a Post Office. We recommend that you add an extra day for Express Post, so the receiver has time to get to the outlet.

** May commence earlier depending on mail volumes.

^ For individual Post Office opening times, search our locations & hours.

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