Medical & educational supplies

Special delivery for remote areas

If you are sending medical or educational supplies to remote areas, we offer reduced postage rates.

There is specific eligibility criteria for the recipient, sender and parcel, and parcels must be 5kg or under to qualify for the reduced rate.

Eligible medical parcels Click to expand Click to collapse

  • Prescription medicine
  • Non-prescription pharmacy medicines
  • Other medical products specified by a registered medical practitioner

Parcels must also be posted by or to one of the following:

  • A registered medical practitioner
  • A practicing ophthalmologist, optometrist, optician
  • A dentist
  • A retailer or wholesaler of medicines and medical supplies

The following items are not eligible for remote area reduced postage rates:

  • Dietary supplements
  • Alternative, complementary or herbal remedies
  • Vitamins
  • Veterinary supplies
  • Nappies

Australia Post parcel Terms and Conditions still apply when sending medical supplies, including size and weight limitations and Dangerous Goods restrictions

Eligible educational parcels Click to expand Click to collapse

  • Written, printed or electronic media related to recognised courses of study, administered by a certified educational institution
  • Parcels must be posted by or to an educational institution or private tutor
  • Stationery, educational toys, office supplies or books are excluded unless specifically related to a course of study

Eligible remote area postcodes Click to expand Click to collapse

To be eligible for the remote area parcel delivery services the parcels must be posted to or from one of the following postcodes:

  • 0822, 0837, 0845-852, 0854-0899
  • 2361, 2386-2388, 2396, 2400, 2405-2407, 2410, 2551, 2672, 2675, 2711, 2715, 2824-2825, 2828-2829, 2831-2840, 2873, 2877-2880, 2898-2899
  • 3396. 3419, 3424, 3485, 3500, 3506, 3509, 3512, 3889-3892
  • 4025, 4183, 4385, 4406, 4416-4420, 4422-4423, 4425-4428, 4454-4498, 4627, 4702, 4705, 4707, 4709, 4718-4736, 4739, 4741-4746, 4756-4800, 4802-4805, 4807, 4816, 4820-4830, 4854, 4871, 4890-4891
  • 5220-5223, 5267-5268, 5275, 5302, 5304, 5341, 5432, 5434, 5440, 5575-5577, 5582-5583, 5602-5607, 5630-5690, 5710-5734
  • 6161, 6262, 6328, 6335-6348, 6353-6367, 6369, 6372-6375, 6386, 6398, 6415, 6418, 6420-6427, 6429-6430, 6434-6441, 6443, 6445-6450, 6468, 6472-6479, 6484-6485, 6488, 6490, 6514-6519, 6522, 6532-6537, 6603-6799
  • 7109, 7140, 7186, 7190, 7215, 7255-7257, 7264, 7330, 7467-7470

Send your item to a remote area in 3 easy steps

  1. Check you meet all the criteria above, including remote area postcode and parcel contents
  2. Make sure the delivery or return address clearly indicates your eligibility
  3. When you lodge your parcel at a Post Office, please let us know that you wish to use the remote area parcel service.