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Our prices - March 2015

Overview

Find out about upcoming pricing changes to some of our parcel and bulk mail products, and other services.

On 2 March 2015, price changes will take effect for some Australia Post products and services. This includes selected domestic parcel services, selected business bulk mail services, Mail Redirection, Mail Hold, after hours transport collection, and selected packaging products.

If you use Click and Send, Parcel Send or the eBay shipping platform to manage your parcel sending, these price changes will also apply.

There will be no price change to the basic domestic letter rate (70 cents).

You'll find the new prices listed below.

Domestic parcel products & services

Note: These price changes do not apply to contract pricing.

Parcel Post

Parcel Post small & regular parcels Click to expand Click to collapse

Parcel Post price changes (86kb) - for small parcels up to 500g and regular parcels over 500g up to 22kg

Parcel Post prepaid satchel (5kg) within Australia Click to expand Click to collapse

Note: Prices for small (500g) and medium (3kg) satchels are not changing.

Dimensions (mm) Max weight Charge per item Per pack of 10
1-9 packs 10+ packs
Large (435 x 510) 5000g (5kg) $17.10 $162.45 $149.65

Parcel Post Return Paid parcels (business customers) Click to expand Click to collapse

 If you have an Australia Post business credit account, give your customers a unique Return Paid number to return a parcel to a Post Office or through a street posting box.  You only pay for parcels returned to you.

Weight (g) Charge per regular parcel
Up to 500g $7.45
500g to 3kg $13.40
3kg to 5kg $17.10
5kg to 10kg $19.50
10kg to 22kg $24.90
Annual fee for each Return Paid Number $95.00

eBay 5kg flat rate box postage Click to expand Click to collapse

Only the Australia Post/eBay 5kg flat rate box postage price will change. There are no changes to the price for the 500g and 3kg flat rate satchels, or 1kg and 3kg flat rate box postage.

Australia Post/eBay 5kg flat rate box postage  $15.35

Cash on Delivery within Australia Click to expand Click to collapse

 Use the Cash on Delivery service to offer your customers a convenient method to pay and collect items from our Post Offices.

Description Charges per article
Postage and fees only, collected from addressee $9.00 plus postage
Collection of money from addressee and remittance to sender plus any collection of postage or fees from the addressee $12.70 plus postage
Application for statement of delivery $2.70 extra
Application for return of article An additional $18.40 plus cost of any telephone calls, electronic messages, or return postage

Local Country parcel service Click to expand Click to collapse

 The Local Country parcel service is available only within defined country postcode areas to anyone who lodges a Parcel Post parcel at the office that will deliver the parcel.

Weight Charge per parcel
Up to 500g $4.55
Over 500g $6.50
Over 500g (where delivery includes carriage by air) $21.90

Medical/ educational remote area parcel service Click to expand Click to collapse

Type Weight Charge per parcel
Parcels Up to 5kg $7.40
Local parcels - small Up to 500g $2.25
Local parcels - large Over 500g up to 5kg $3.45

Withdrawal of Within 50km parcels service Click to expand Click to collapse

The Within 50km parcels service provided a fixed, discounted price for parcels over 500g lodged at a Post Office within 50km of the delivery office.

The service was originally introduced under a network model which enabled cost savings when a parcel was travelling a short distance. However, as parcels no longer typically travel directly from one outlet to another, the service is no longer relevant or enables cost recovery.  

Therefore this service will be retired on 2 March 2015. 

Customers will still be able to send their parcels using our other parcel options. A comprehensive range of alternative products and services available include:

  • Postage assessed services, where price is dependent on a parcel's size, weight and destination. This service is available for both Parcel Post and Express Post services
  • Prepaid satchels, available in small (up to 500g), medium (up to 3kg) and large (up to 5kg) for both Parcel Post and Express Post. A bulk discount of 5% is available for purchases of 10 or more satchels and a discount of 12.5% is available when you purchase 100+ satchels in one transaction. Satchels are available for purchase in-store and online
  • Online parcel delivery solutions via Click and Send include Parcel Post and Express Post postage assessed labels and flat rate postage labels that can be used in combination with a range of specified satchels and mailing boxes

Express Post

Express Post small & regular parcels Click to expand Click to collapse

Express Post price changes (86kb) - for small parcels up to 500g and regular parcels over 500g up to 22kg

Express Post prepaid satchels (5kg) Click to expand Click to collapse

 Note: Prices for small (500g) and medium (3kg) satchels are not changing.

Dimensions (mm) Maximum
weight
Charge per item Per pack of 10
1-9 packs 10+ packs
Large (435 x 510) 5kg $24.15 $229.45 $211.35

 Business bulk mail services

Metered/Imprint Mail Click to expand Click to collapse

 The Metered/Imprint mail service delivers letters for business account customers who imprint letters with 'Postage Paid Australia' or who use a postage meter to print a mark an indicia on envelopes indicating payment has been made.

Size 

Dimensions

Priority timetable

Regular timetable

Small letter up to 250g

130 x 240 x 5mm 

$0.695

$0.655

Large letter up to 125g

260 x 360 x 20mm

$1.39

$1.310

Large letter over 125g & up to 250g

260 x 360 x 20mm

$2.085

$1.965

Large letter over 250g & up to 500g

260 x 360 x 20mm

$3.475

$3.275

PreSort Letters Click to expand Click to collapse

The PreSort Letter service delivers machine-addressed articles that have been barcoded and sorted.

The Regular PreSort Medium category is being discontinued, in line with the discontinuation of the Priority PreSort Medium category in 2014.

Priority timetable

Size Weight
over
Weight 
up to
Barcode direct tray $ Barcode
residue
$
Non
barcoded
$
Same State Other State
Small 0 125g 0.630 0.652 0.670 0.675
Small Plus 0 125g 0.820 0.855 0.950 1.120
Large 0 125g 1.120 1.175 1.305 1.370
125g 250g 1.528 1.637 1.801 1.925
250g 500g 2.030 2.220 2.370 2.570

Regular timetable

 Size Weight
over
Weight
up to
Barcode direct tray $ Barcode
residue 
$
Non
barcoded
$
Same State Other State
Small 0 125g 0.558 0.576 0.600 0.630
Small Plus 0 125g 0.705 0.735 0.910 1.010
Large 0 125g 0.980 1.030 1.230 1.320
125g 250g 1.300 1.410 1.600 1.700
250g 500g 1.670 1.810 2.030 2.280

Charity Mail Click to expand Click to collapse

 The Charity Mail service delivers barcoded presort articles at lower prices for approved charitable organisations.

Size  Weight
up to
Barcode direct tray $ Barcode
residue $
Non barcoded
$
Same State Other State
Priority timetable - small item 125g 0.512 0.534 0.557 0.675
Regular timetable - small item 125g 0.425 0.443 0.470 0.630
 Regular timetable - large item 125g 0.886 0.936 1.111 1.320

Clean Mail Click to expand Click to collapse

 The Clean Mail service delivers machine-addressed small and small plus articles, without the need to barcode or sort them.

 Item type Weight up to  Priority timetable Regular timetable 
 Small items 125g 0.675 0.630
 Small plus items 125g 1.120 1.010

Print Post Click to expand Click to collapse

The Print Post mail service delivers approved publications, such as magazines and newsletters.

Large postcode direct - Priority timetable

Weight category Local sort division Same state Other state
Metro Country
Small letter
0-125g $0.580 $0.585 $0.590 $0.610
Large letter
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
901-1000g $3.122 $3.196 $3.545 $4.097

Large postcode direct - Regular timetable

Weight category Local sort division Same state Other state
Metro Country
Small letter
0-125g $0.560 $0.565 $0.570 $0.580
Large letter
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
901-1000g $2.933 $3.003 $3.331 $3.851

Small postcode direct - Priority timetable

Weight category Local sort division Same state Other state
Metro Country
Small letter
0-125g $0.610 $0.615 $0.620 N/A
Large letter
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

Small postcode direct - Regular timetable

Weight category Local sort division Same state Other state
Metro Country
Small letter
0-125g $0.590 $0.595 $0.600 N/A
Large letter
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

Residue - Priority timetable

Weight category Same state Other state
Small letter
0-125g $0.625 $0.645
Large letter
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
901-1000g $3.847 $4.932

Residue - Regular timetable

Weight category Local sort division Other state
Small letter
0-125g $0.605 $0.625
Large letter
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
901-1000g $3.615 $4.635

Acquisition Mail Click to expand Click to collapse

 The Acquisition Mail service delivers addressed (non-personalised) articles to reach prospects and acquire new customers.

Size  Weight  Barcode direct tray $  Barcode residue $   Non barcoded $
 Over Up to   Same State Other State 
Small 0 125 0.430 0.448 0.600 0.630
Small Plus 0 125 0.575 0.605 0.910 1.010

Impact Mail Click to expand Click to collapse

 The Impact Mail service delivers creatively shaped articles which are used in direct mail campaigns.

Size Same state $ Other state $
Postcode direct tray - Small 0.74 0.76
Postcode direct tray - Small Plus 1.075 1.10
Area tray - Small 0.78 0.80
Area tray - Small Plus 1.13 1.16
Residue - Small 0.84 0.86
Residue - Small Plus 1.22 1.25

Reply Paid Click to expand Click to collapse

Reply Paid address encourages responses by mail (at no charge to the sender), normally using a pre-printed reply card or envelope.

 
Condition

Small letter
 Large letter
 Up to  125g Over 125g
up to 250g
Over 250g
up to 500g
Barcoded, correctly
addressed & formatted
$0.51 1.55 2.25  3.65
Non-barcoded
(includes incorrect formats, incorrect barcodes &
non-machineable articles)
$0.89 1.55  2.25  3.65
Annual fee for each
Reply Paid number
$95.00

Local Country letters Click to expand Click to collapse

 Available to senders who reside or carry on business in any postcode area serviced by a delivery office, or in a postcode area adjoining any of these postcode areas.

Size Priority timetable Regular timetable
Small  
0-125g $0.665 $0.65
Large  
0-125g $1.30 $1.20
126g-250g $1.70 $1.60
251g-500g $1.90 $1.75

Mail Redirection & Mail Hold

Mail Redirection service Click to expand Click to collapse

Rates for both domestic and international Mail Redirection services will change.

Personal mail

Redirection to: 1 month 3 months 6 months 12 months
Australia $23.05 $39.55 $59.25 $99.90
Asia Pacific $67.00 $165.45 $310.35 $612.70
Rest of the world $86.15 $222.85 $425.30 $842.45

Business and government rates

Redirection to: 1 month 3 months 6 months 12 months
Australia $72.40 $197.90 $395.35 $712.00
Asia Pacific $426.70 $1,258.20 $2,491.70 $4,947.90
Rest of the world $601.75  $1,784.75 $3,542.00 $7,048.55

Concession rates

Redirection to: 1 month 3 months 6 months 12 months
Australia $11.55 $19.15 $27.10 $46.25
Asia Pacific $49.80 $137.85 $265.55 $526.85
Rest of the world $68.15 $191.80 $373.65 $742.95

Mail Hold service Click to expand Click to collapse

Mail type First week Additional weeks Flat monthly fee
Personal $19.75 $6.65 -
Government or business - - $63.85
Concession rate $9.20 $3.00 -

Other products & services

Packaging products Click to expand Click to collapse

Mailing tubes

Product Weight Dimensions (mm) Price
Mailing tube TU1 90g 60 diam. x 420 long $2.45 ea
Mailing tube TU2 171g 60 diam. x 660 long $3.00 ea
Mailing tube TU3 413g 90 diam. x 850 long (heavy duty) $5.15 ea

Introducing 3 new products

Due to customer demand, 3 new products are being introduced:

  • 2 rigid mailers for sending documents needing protection from bending
  • bubble satchel liner which suits the 5kg Express and Parcel Post satchels
Product Dimensions Code Qty per carton Price per single
Rigid mailer A5 228 x 170mm Bx15 100 $1.35
Rigid mailer A4 326 x 239mm Bx14 100 $1.95
Satchel liner (suits 5kg) 430 x 505mm Bw8 25 $1.85

After hours transport collection Click to expand Click to collapse

With this service, Australia Post transport collects bulk mail from requesting mail houses after 6pm. 

Prices will change for ad hoc after hours transport collections (after 6pm on weekday lodgements).  However, transport collections during normal business hours will continue with existing arrangements.


Ad hoc 20 or 28 ULD truck Ad hoc 44 ULD truck
Bulk Mail partner $200 $400
 Non Bulk Mail partner $230  $460 

Frequently asked questions

Support & FAQs

When will the next price increase for these products occur? Click to expand Click to collapse

We will continue to review our prices regularly. However, at this stage, the only confirmed price increases for these products and services are on 2 March 2015.

Isn't this just Australia Post using its monopoly to price gouge? Click to expand Click to collapse

Mail

No, Australia Post continues to pursue cost reduction initiatives.  However in an environment where volumes continue to decline and the cost to deliver letters increases, price increases are necessary. 

Parcels 

No, Australia Post operates its parcels business in a highly competitive market sector and prices its products to ensure it's competitive with other providers in the market and makes a reasonable rate of return. It is also required under the Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989 to perform its function in a manner consistent with sound commercial practice. 


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