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Our prices

Australia Post is planning to introduce important changes to its letters service.

In March 2015 we announced plans to introduce a two-speed letters service for consumer mail, in line with what's already available for business customers.

We also confirmed that we'd seek an increase in the basic postage rate (BPR) to recover more of the cost of providing the letters service.

Australia Post has lodged a draft notification with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), seeking an increase in the BPR from 70 cents to $1, which will apply to the new Regular service for consumers.

These changes will allow Australia Post to recover more of the cost of providing the letters service so we can maintain our nationwide Post Office network of over 4,000 Post Offices, and keep our posties delivering to around 11.4 million points across the country.

Business letter pricing

Australia Post reviews its business letter services as part of its normal pricing review cycle.

Over the coming months there are two expected increases to business letter pricing. Find out more about the upcoming price changes for October 2015 and proposed changes for January 2016.

October 2015

On 5 October 2015, price changes will take effect for selected business bulk mail services and mail holding and redirection services.

There will be no price change to the basic postage rate (70 cents) or for any of Australia Post's parcel services in October.

You'll find the new prices listed below.

Ordinary addressed 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.

Regular timetable

Size 

Up to 125g

$

125g to 250g

 $

Over 250g

$

Small letters

0.670

0.670

-

Large letters

1.340

2.010

3.350

Prepaid envelopes Click to expand Click to collapse

Regular prepaid envelopes

Envelope size  Maximum weight (g) Maximum thickness (mm) Charge per item $ Charge per pack of 10
 Single pack $ 5+ pack $
DL 110mm x 220mm 250 5 0.95 9.00 8.50
C6 114mm x 162mm 250 5 0.95 9.00 8.50
C5 162mm x 229mm 500 20 1.90 18.00 17.00
C4 324mm x 229mm 500 20 3.60 34.20 32.50

Window face prepaid envelopes

Envelope size Maximum weight (g) Maximum thickness (mm) Charge per pack of 50 $ Charge per box of 500 $
DL 110mm x 220mm 250 5 45.00 427.50
C6 114mm x 162mm 250 5 45.00 427.50

 Business bulk mail services

PreSort Letters Click to expand Click to collapse

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

Priority timetable

Size
Weight
over
Weight 
up to
Barcode direct tray
Barcode 
residue
$
Non 
barcoded
$
Same state $ Other state $
Small 0g 125g 0.648 0.670 0.685 0.690
Small Plus 0g 125g 0.843 0.879 0.977 1.152
Large 0g 125g 1.255 1.315 1.380 1.385
125g 250g 1.710 1.835 2.018 2.080
250g 500g 2.280 2.485 2.660 2.880

Regular timetable

Size
Weight
over
Weight 
up to
Barcode direct tray
Barcode 
residue 
$
Non 
barcoded 
$
Same state $ Other state $
Small 0g 125g 0.578 0.596 0.630 0.660
Small Plus 0g 125g 0.730 0.761 0.943 1.046
Large 0g 125g 1.080 1.135 1.330 1.335
125g 250g 1.430 1.555 1.760 1.875
250g 500g 1.840 1.995 2.225 2.500

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 0.527 0.550 0.574 0.690
Regular timetable - small item 125g 0.438 0.456 0.484 0.660
Regular timetable - large item 125g 0.912 0.964 1.144 1.335

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 125g 0.690 0.660
Small Plus 125g 1.152 1.046

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 0.632 0.638 0.643 0.665
Large letter
0-125g 0.736 0.772 0.868 0.957
126-175g 0.833 0.920 1.069 1.279
176-250g 0.920 1.020 1.169 1.408
251-300g 0.995 1.144 1.293 1.585
301-350g 1.069 1.231 1.380 1.741
351-400g 1.144 1.318 1.467 1.866
401-450g 1.212 1.418 1.567 2.042
451-500g 1.309 1.551 1.706 2.212
501-600g 2.144 2.248 2.515 3.118
601-700g 2.520 2.598 2.931 3.530
701-800g 2.814 2.881 3.245 3.865
801-900g 3.058 3.141 3.492 4.216
901-1000g 3.309 3.388 3.757 4.343

Large postcode direct - Regular timetable

Weight category Local sort division $ Same state Other state $
Metro $ Country $
Small letter
0-125g 0.605 0.610 0.616 0.626
Large letter
0-125g 0.658 0.690 0.776 0.866
126-175g 0.745 0.823 0.956 1.157
176-250g 0.823 0.912 1.045 1.273
251-300g 0.889 1.023 1.156 1.434
301-350g 0.956 1.101 1.234 1.575
351-400g 1.023 1.178 1.312 1.688
401-450g 1.084 1.267 1.401 1.847
451-500g 1.181 1.399 1.538 1.976
501-600g 1.962 2.059 2.302 2.853
601-700g 2.333 2.406 2.713 3.268
701-800g 2.606 2.668 3.006 3.580
801-900g 2.819 2.896 3.219 3.888
901-1000g 3.051 3.123 3.464 4.005

Small postcode direct - Priority timetable

Weight category Local sort division $ Same state Other state $
Metro $ Country $
Small letter
0-125g 0.665 0.670 0.676 -
Large letter
0-125g 0.783 0.823 0.910 0.995
126-175g 0.901 0.989 1.138 1.389
176-250g 1.001 1.100 1.250 1.529
251-300g 1.076 1.225 1.374 1.705
301-350g 1.150 1.312 1.461 1.856
351-400g 1.231 1.405 1.554 2.004
401-450g 1.306 1.505 1.654 2.174
451-500g 1.436 1.665 1.818 2.343

Small postcode direct - Regular timetable

Weight category Local sort division $ Same state Other state $
Metro $ Country $
Small letter
0-125g 0.637 0.643 0.648 -
Large letter
0-125g 0.700 0.736 0.814 0.900
126-175g 0.806 0.884 1.017 1.256
176-250g 0.895 0.984 1.117 1.383
251-300g 0.962 1.095 1.229 1.542
301-350g 1.028 1.173 1.306 1.679
351-400g 1.101 1.256 1.390 1.813
401-450g 1.167 1.345 1.479 1.966
451-500g 1.295 1.502 1.639 2.093

Residue - Priority timetable

Weight category Same state $ Other state $
Small letter
0-125g 0.681 0.703
Large letter
0-125g 0.990 1.213
126-175g 1.206 1.631
176-250g 1.330 1.776
251-300g 1.442 1.943
301-350g 1.554 2.098
351-400g 1.660 2.247
401-450g 1.778 2.431
451-500g 1.907 2.571
501-600g 2.766 3.713
601-700g 3.188 4.210
701-800g 3.523 4.574
801-900g 3.810 4.894
901-1000g 4.078 5.170

Residue - Regular timetable

Weight category Same state $ Other state $
Small letter
0-125g 0.653 0.675
Large letter
0-125g 0.885 1.111
126-175g 1.078 1.500
176-250g 1.190 1.632
251-300g 1.290 1.784
301-350g 1.390 1.927
351-400g 1.484 2.065
401-450g 1.590 2.233
451-500g 1.720 2.334
501-600g 2.532 3.427
601-700g 2.952 3.931
701-800g 3.263 4.270
801-900g 3.513 4.548
901-1000g 3.759 4.803

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 0.446 0.464 0.630 0.660
Small Plus 0 125 0.596 0.627 0.943 1.046

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 0.800 0.820
Postcode direct tray - Small Plus 1.135 1.160
Area tray - Small 0.840 0.870
Area tray - Small Plus 1.195 1.230
Residue - Small 0.910 0.930
Residue - Small Plus 1.260 1.290

Promo Post Click to expand Click to collapse

If you send large volumes of promotional mail, Promo Post offers you a cost-effective and straightforward way to send your articles in bulk.

 Size Weight  Barcode direct tray  Barcode residue $  Non barcoded $ 
 Over Up to  Same state $ Other state $
Small 0g 125g 0.549  0.565  0.598 0.660 

Unaddressed Mail Click to expand Click to collapse

Unaddressed Mail - Standard service

Size  Weight Intrastate - Regular $ Intrastate - Select $ Interstate - Regular $  Interstate - Select $ 
 Small Up to 50g 0.189 0.220 0.220 0.250 
50g - 100g 0.250 0.280  0.290 0.320 
 Large Up to 50g 0.270 0.300  0.310 0.340 
50g - 100g 0.350 0.380  0.390 0.420 

Unaddressed Mail - Intrastate

 Size Weight Intrastate Premium Regular $ Intrastate Premium Select $
 Small Up to 50g 0.236 0.275
50g - 100g 0.313 0.350
 Large Up to 50g 0.338 0.375
 50g - 100g 0.438 0.475

For pricing of articles over 100g, please contact the Unaddressed Mail booking team on 1300 223 571 for further information.

Mail Redirection & Mail Hold

Mail Redirection service Click to expand Click to collapse

Domestic mail redirection

Applicant 1 month $ 3 months $ 6 months $ 12 months $
Concession 14.95 25.60 38.40 64.75
Private 24.90  42.70  64.00  107.90 
Business and government 78.20  213.75  427.00  768.95 

International mail redirection - Asia Pacific / New Zealand

Applicant 1 month $ 3 months $ 6 months $ 12 months $
Concession 53.80 148.80 286.85 569.00
Private 72.35 178.70 335.25 661.65
Business and government  460.85 1,358.85  2,691.05  5,343.80 

International mail redirection - Rest of the world

Applicant 1 month $ 3 months $ 6 months $ 12 months $
Concession 73.60 207.15 403.55 802.35
Private 93.00 240.75  459.30  909.80 
Business and government 649.90 1,927.55  3,825.35  7,612.45 

Mail Hold service Click to expand Click to collapse

Mail type First week Additional weeks Flat monthly fee
Private $21.35 $7.20 -
Government or business - - $68.95
Concession rate $12.80 $4.30 -

Refunds for mail redirection and mail holding Click to expand Click to collapse

Refunds for mail redirection and mail holding services

 Applicant Service   Period cancelled Refund $
 Concession Mail redirection  First month 
 Subsequent months 3.00 
 Mail holding  First week
 Subsequent weeks 2.40 

Refunds for International Mail Redirection service

 Applicant  Period cancelled Refund $
 Concession 1 month 8.10 
 3 months 15.30 
 6 months 22.20 
12 months 40.80 

There are no changes to the prices for refunds for Private & Business and Government customers.


January 2016

If the ACCC supports Australia Post's proposed increase to the basic postage rate from 70 cents to $1, there will be further changes to business letter pricing.

Subject to this approval, on 4 January price changes will also take effect for selected business mail services.

Final price changes will be confirmed following the completion of the ACCC process.

There are no changes proposed for prices of Concession stamps or Seasonal Greeting stamps which will remain at 60 cents and 65 cents respectively.

All prices are GST Inclusive, except for External Territories where they are as stated but GST free.

Imprint / Metered 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.

Proposed prices

Size

Up to 125g
$

125g to 250g
$

250g to 500g
$

Small letters  0.95 0.95 -
Large letters 1.90 2.85 4.75

Prepaid envelopes Click to expand Click to collapse

Regular prepaid envelopes - proposed prices

 Envelope size Maximum weight (g)  Maximum thickness (mm)  Charge per item $  Charge per pack of 10 
 Single pack $ 5+ pack $ 
DL 110mm x 220mm 250 5 1.20 11.40 10.80
C6 114mm x 162mm ** 250 5  1.20 11.40 10.80
C5 162mm x 229mm 500 20  2.45 23.30 22.05
C4 324mm x 229mm 500 20  4.35 41.35 39.15
B4 353mm x 250mm 500 20  5.25 49.90 47.25

Window faced prepaid envelopes - proposed prices

Envelope size  Maximum weight (g)  Maximum thickness (mm)  Charge per item  Charge per pack of 50 $  Charge per box of 500 $ 
DL 110mm x 200mm 250 5 - 57.00 540.00
C6 114mm x 162mm ** 250 5 - 57.00 540.00
Postcards  -  -  2.20

** Limited Stock, under review to be phased out.


Local (Country) Click to expand Click to collapse

Local (Country) Regular timetable - proposed prices

 Size 0g - 125g $  126g - 250g 251g - 500g  
Small  0.92
Large 1.65 2.20 2.45

Local (Country) Priority timetable - proposed prices

 Size 0g - 125g $  126g - 250g 251g - 500g  
Small  0.95
Large 1.90 2.50 2.90

Clean Mail Click to expand Click to collapse

Item type  Weight up to  Priority timetable $ Regular timetable $
Small 125g 1.125 0.90
Small Plus 125g 1.734 1.42

Reply Paid Click to expand Click to collapse

Reply Paid** - Regular timetable - proposed prices

 
Condition

Small letter $
 Large letter $
 Up to  125g
Over 125g
up to 250g
Over 250g
up to 500g
Barcoded, correctly
addressed & formatted
0.65 2.00 3.00 5.00
Non-barcoded
(includes incorrect formats, incorrect barcodes &
non-machineable articles)
1.20 2.20 3.20 5.20

 

Reply Paid** - Priority timetable - proposed prices#

 
Condition

Small letter $
 Large letter $
 Up to  125g
Over 125g
up to 250g
Over 250g
up to 500g
Barcoded, correctly 
addressed & formatted
0.80 2.20 3.20  5.20

 Annual fee for each Reply Paid number $100 

# Certain restrictions apply

** We will communicate separately to Reply Paid customers, proposed changes associated with introducing a second speed including pricing. These changes are planned to be implemented at the same time as the proposed January changes.

PreSort Letters Click to expand Click to collapse

PreSort Letters Regular timetable - proposed prices

 Size Weight over  Weight up to  Barcode direct tray Barcode residue $  Non barcoded $ 
 Same state
$
Other state
$
Small 0g 125g 0.795  0.820  0.855  0.900 
Small Plus 0g 125g  1.000 1.048  1.300  1.420 
Large 0g 125g  1.390 1.470  1.730  1.880 
125g 250g  1.850 2.010  2.280  2.420 
125g 500g  2.380 2.580  2.900  3.200 

PreSort Letters Priority timetable - proposed prices

 Size Weight over  Weight up to  Barcode direct tray Barcode residue $  Non barcoded $ 
 Same state
$
Other state
$
Small 0g 125g 0.960 0.995 1.080 1.125
Small Plus 0g 125g 1.275 1.330 1.473 1.734
Large 0g 125g 1.740 1.845 2.125 2.244
125g 250g 2.350 2.505 2.700 2.850
125g 500g 2.880 3.080 3.390 3.700

Charity Mail Click to expand Click to collapse

 Size Weight up to  Barcode direct tray Barcode residue $  Non barcoded $ 
 Same state
$
 Other state
$
Priority timetable - small item 125g 0.600 0.635 0.700 1.125
Regular timetable - small item 125g 0.495 0.515 0.546 0.900
Regular timetable - large item 125g 1.030 1.088 1.292 1.880

Promo Post Click to expand Click to collapse

 Size Weight  Barcode direct tray  Barcode residue $  Non barcoded $ 
 Over Up to  Same state $  Other state $ 
Small  0g  125g  0.684 0.705  0.735  0.900 

Acquisition Mail Click to expand Click to collapse

 Size Weight  Barcode direct tray Barcode residue $  Non barcoded $ 
 Over Up to  Same state
$
Other state
$
Small 0g 125g 0.585 0.610 0.855 0.900
Small Plus 0g 126g 0.815 0.858 1.300 1.420

Impact Mail Click to expand Click to collapse

 Size Same state $  Other state $ 
Postcode direct tray - Small 1.050 1.080
Postcode direct tray - Small Plus 1.522 1.560
Area tray - Small 1.110 1.140
Area tray - Small Plus 1.603 1.650
Residue - Small 1.190 1.220
Residue - Small Plus 1.690 1.740

Print Post Click to expand Click to collapse

 

Large postcode direct - Priority timetable

 Weight category Local sort division $  Same state  Other state $ 
 Metro $ Country $ 
Small letter        
0-125g 0.727 0.734 0.739 0.765
Large letter        
0-125g 0.834 0.875 0.982 1.082
126-175g 0.943 1.040 1.207 1.442
176-250g 1.040 1.152 1.319 1.587
251-300g 1.114 1.281 1.448 1.775
301-350g 1.197 1.379 1.546 1.950
351-400g 1.281 1.476 1.643 2.090
401-450g 1.357 1.588 1.755 2.287
451-500g 1.466 1.737 1.911 2.477
501-600g 2.305 2.417 2.704 3.352
601-700g 2.709 2.793 3.151 3.795
701-800g 3.025 3.097 3.488 4.155
801-900g 3.287 3.377 3.754 4.532
901-1000g 3.557 3.642 4.039 4.669

Large postcode direct - Regular timetable

 Weight category Local sort division $  Same state  Other state $ 
 Metro $ Country $ 
Small letter        
0-125g 0.684 0.689 0.696 0.707
Large letter        
0-125g 0.731 0.766 0.860 0.958
126-175g 0.826 0.911 1.057 1.277
176-250g 0.911 1.009 1.154 1.404
251-300g 0.973 1.120 1.266 1.570
301-350g 1.047 1.206 1.351 1.725
351-400g 1.120 1.290 1.437 1.848
401-450g 1.187 1.387 1.534 2.022
451-500g 1.293 1.532 1.684 2.164
501-600g 2.050 2.152 2.406 2.981
601-700g 2.438 2.514 2.835 3.415
701-800g 2.723 2.788 3.141 3.741
801-900g 2.946 3.026 3.364 4.063
901-1000g 3.188 3.264 3.620 4.185

Small postcode direct - Priority timetable

 Weight category Local sort division $  Same state  Other state $ 
 Metro $ Country $ 
Small letter        
0-125g 0.765  0.771 0.777 -
Large letter        
0-125g 0.887 0.932 1.029 1.124
126-175g 1.019 1.118 1.285 1.566
176-250g 1.131 1.242 1.410 1.722
251-300g 1.205 1.372 1.539 1.910
301-350g 1.288 1.469 1.636 2.079
351-400g 1.379 1.574 1.740 2.244
401-450g 1.463 1.686 1.852 2.435
451-500g 1.608 1.865 2.036 2.624

Small postcode direct - Regular timetable

 Weight category Local sort division $  Same state  Other state $ 
 Metro $ Country $ 
Small letter        
0-125g 0.720 0.727 0.732 -
Large letter



0-125g 0.777 0.816 0.901 0.996
126-175g 0.893 0.978 1.124 1.385
176-250g 0.990 1.087 1.233 1.524
251-300g 1.053 1.199 1.346 1.688
301-350g 1.126 1.284 1.430 1.839
351-400g 1.206 1.375 1.522 1.985
401-450g 1.278 1.473 1.620 2.153
451-500g 1.418 1.645 1.795 2.292

Residue - Priority timetable

 Weight category Same state $  Other state $ 
Small letter    
0-125g 0.783 0.808
Large letter    
0-125g 1.119 1.311
126-175g 1.361 1.741
176-250g 1.500 1.896
251-300g 1.615 2.062
301-350g 1.740 2.226
351-400g 1.859 2.384
401-450g 1.991 2.576
451-500g 2.136 2.728
501-600g 2.973 3.874
601-700g 3.427 4.399
701-800g 3.787 4.785
801-900g 4.096 5.123
901-1000g 4.384 5.418

Residue - Regular timetable

 Weight category Same state $  Other state $ 
Small letter    
0-125g 0.738 0.763
Large letter    
0-125g 0.979 1.184
126-175g 1.190 1.581
176-250g 1.313 1.720
251-300g 1.413 1.868
301-350g 1.522 2.018
351-400g 1.625 2.162
401-450g 1.741 2.336
451-500g 1.883 2.446
501-600g 2.646 3.515
601-700g 3.085 4.036
701-800g 3.410 4.387
801-900g 3.671 4.675
901-1000g 3.928 4.940

Registered Post Click to expand Click to collapse

Registered Post - Prepaid envelopes

 Envelope size (mm) Maximum weight (g) Maximum thickness (mm)  Charge per envelope $  Charge per pack of 10 
 Single pack $ 5+ packs $ 
130x240 (to enclose a DL envelope) 250 5 4.80 45.60 43.20
353 x 250 (B4) 500 20 6.50 61.75 58.50

Registered Post - Labels and Imprints

 Registered Post item Charge 
Registered Post label on lodgement of item $3.80 per article
Prepaid Registered Post labels - single $3.80 per article
Prepaid Registered Post labels - box of 50 $160.00 per box
Registered Post imprint $3.20 per article

Delivery confirmation

Sender of a Registered Post article receives a card signed by the recipient.
 Charge per article purchased at the time of lodgement plus postage and Registered Post fee $2.70 

Person to person

The Registered Post article must be signed for by the person named in the address.
 Charge per article plus postage and Registered Post fee $6.25