Pricing & postage guides
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Our easy guides provide a summary of postage rates and charges as at 8 April 2013 for our international and domestic postal services and are available for download below.
The International Post Easy Guide (324kb) provides a summary of charges for our extensive range of international delivery services and products.
The easy guides below include a summary of Express Post and other domestic charges based on the state and postcode of lodgement (charging zones).
Fuel surcharge Click to expand Click to collapse
From 4 July 2011, a fuel surcharge will apply to the following products*:
- Parcel Post
- Express Post
- International letters
- International parcels
Fuel surcharges are commonly used in logistics, transport and other industries to manage fluctuations and volatility in fuel prices and therefore costs.
The current fuel surcharge is included in the published price of relevant products and has resulted in a 1.0% increase in those prices. Historical movements in the fuel surcharge will be provided as available.
How the fuel surcharge is calculated
The price of fuel will be monitored periodically, with the fuel surcharge being adjusted up or down accordingly. Changes in the fuel surcharge will be reflected by an increase or decrease in the published price of the above products.
The fuel surcharge uses the Singapore Gasoil price as its reference price. Australia is part of the Asia-Pacific fuel market, where Singapore is a major regional refining/distribution centre. A current market benchmark price for fuel is the Singapore Gasoil price as provided by Platts (McGraw-Hill Inc, an independent company) and represents the end-of-day assessment for the price of Gasoil.
Frequency of fuel surcharge adjustments
We will not make any adjustments to the fuel surcharge during the initial 3 month period following its introduction. During this time we will:
- monitor the introduction of the surcharge
- review changes in the cost of fuel
- ensure any surcharge adjustments would reflect market changes
We will communicate more details regarding the frequency of fuel price reviews following the initial 3-month review period.
* The fuel surcharge is applied against the base product rates and additional weight charges. Optional charges such as signature-on-delivery, COD, Extra Cover and delivery confirmation are excluded.
1 Use whichever zone offers the lower charge.
2 For charging purposes, these postcodes are considered to be part of Victoria.
3 For charging purposes, Broken Hill (2880) is considered to be part of South Australia.
Offering a number of useful guidelines of the Australian Postal Corporation regarding the provision of postal services within Australia, the following Post Guides* are published periodically and can be downloaded below.
The Post Guides are currently being updated and will be available in late June 2013.
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|Acquisition Mail Guide||Acquisition Mail Guide (1,143kb)|
|Clean Mail Guide||Clean Mail Guide (811kb)|
|Express Courier International Platinum Outlet Guide||Express Courier International Platinum Outlet Guide - July 2012 (113kb)|
|Express Post, International Post & Parcels Guide||Post Easy Guides for Express Post, International Post and Parcels|
|Impact Mail Guide||Impact Mail Guide (986kb)|
|Postage Meters guide||Postage Meters guide(621kb)|
|PreSort Letters Guide||PreSort Letters Guide (1,293kb)|
|Print Post Guide||Print Post Guide (1,535kb)|
|Reply Paid Guide||Reply Paid Guide (1,497kb)|
|Unaddressed Mail Guide||Unaddressed Mail Guide (2,085kb)|
* Under the Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989, the Board of the Australian Postal Corporation determines the terms and conditions that apply to the provision of postal services within Australia. The terms and conditions are contained in the Australia Post Terms and Conditions (APTC) and Determination of Postage Charges (Rates Determination).
Although Australia Post makes every effort to ensure accuracy at the time of publication, the information in the Post Guides may be revised at any time and services may be modified, added to or withdrawn. Australia Post shall not be liable to any person, whether a purchaser of the Post Guides or not, for any loss or damage of any kind whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions in the Post Guides or from reliance placed upon all or any part of the contents of the Post Guides.
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