Temporary suspension of Priority Letters

Due to the significant impacts of COVID-19, the Priority Letters service is temporarily suspended from 1 June 2020 until further notice.

 

Please note: web page and documents may not yet reflect this change.

Make sure it arrives in safe hands: choose Registered Post

  • Proof of posting (when lodged over the counter at a Post Office)
  • Proof of receipt, with a signature on delivery and online tracking1
  • Compensation for loss or damage - up to $100 included (for higher coverage, add Extra Cover2)

  • A discount when you buy envelopes in bulk or a roll of 50 labels 
  • Optional email and SMS tracking notifications3

Registered Post prices for delivery in Australia

Prepaid envelopes

The charge for Registered Post prepaid envelopes includes the Registered Post fee and postage.

Pricing
Envelope size (mm) Maximum weight Maximum thickness Charge per item Charge per pack of 10 Charge per pack of 10 (5+ packs)4
130 x 240 - to enclose a DL envelope

Maximum weight

250g

Maximum thickness

5mm

Charge per item

$5.40

Charge per pack of 10

$52.65

Charge per pack of 10 (5+ packs)4

$48.60
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353 x 250 - B4

Maximum weight

500g

Maximum thickness

20mm

Charge per item

$7.20

Charge per pack of 10

$70.20

Charge per pack of 10 (5+ packs)4

$64.80
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Labels

The charge for Registered Post labels includes the Registered Post fee only.

Pricing
Registered Post Item Charge
Registered Post label on lodgement of article

Charge

$4.30 per article
Prepaid Registered Post labels (single)

Charge

$4.30 per article
Prepaid Registered Post labels (box of 50)

Charge

$180 per box

Imprints

The charge for Registered Post Imprint includes the Registered Post fee and postage.

Priority timetable

Pricing
Size  Weight 

Barcoded residue

Unbarcoded residue

Small

Weight

Up to 125g

Barcoded residue

$4.825

Unbarcoded residue

$4.940

Small Plus

Weight

Up to 125g

Barcoded residue

$5.205

Unbarcoded residue

$5.620

Large

Weight

Up to 125g

Barcoded residue

$6.100

Unbarcoded residue

$6.160

Weight

125-250g

Barcoded residue

$6.545

Unbarcoded residue

$6.960

Weight

250-500g

Barcoded residue

$7.120

Unbarcoded residue

$7.820

Regular timetable

Pricing
Size  Weight 

Barcoded residue

Unbarcoded residue

Small

Weight

Up to 125g

Barcoded residue

$4.590

Unbarcoded residue

$4.650

Small Plus

Weight

Up to 125g

Barcoded residue

$4.920

Unbarcoded residue

$5.250

Large

Weight

Up to 125g

Barcoded residue

$5.625

Unbarcoded residue

$5.660

Weight

125-250g

Barcoded residue

$6.045

Unbarcoded residue

$6.470

Weight

250-500g

Barcoded residue

$6.620

Unbarcoded residue

$7.320

Sending large volumes?

To cut costs and streamline your mail preparation, try our Registered Post Imprint service.

Optional extras

For extra peace of mind, you can add the below optional extras.

Prices
Feature Price
Delivery confirmation: we'll return a card to you with the recipient's signature

Price

$2.95

Person-to-person delivery5: your item will only be delivered to the addressed recipient

Price

$6.30

Extra Cover for loss or damage cover up to $5,000

Price

$2.50 per $100 of your item's specified value, up to $5,000

If your item is lost or damaged while being carried by Australia Post and you haven’t purchased Extra Cover, you may still be eligible for limited compensation.

Buy Registered Post envelopes and labels

Small (DL)

From $52.65 (10 pack)

Large (B4)

From $70.20 (10 pack)

Labels

$180 (box of 50)

Want it to arrive faster?

Registered Post letters are delivered in 2-6 business days. Add a Priority label to your envelope for an extra 50c, for delivery in 1-4 business days.

How to post your letter

  • Complete the lodgement receipt on the back of your prepaid Registered Post envelope (if you're using prepaid labels instead, complete a lodgement document for single or multiple letters)
  • Lodge your envelope at a Post Office
  • Keep the postmarked receipt or lodgement document, and tax invoice as 'proof of posting' if you need to make an enquiry later

Multiple lodgement document (PDF 55kB)

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The number of tracking scans will vary depending on how and where the envelope is lodged, processed and delivered. The envelope or label may receive a tracking scan: on lodgement, if lodged over the counter at any Post Office with electronic point of sale (EPOS) or self service terminal (SST); at a processing facility, if processed by automated mail processing equipment; or on delivery, where a tracking scan can be captured.

2 Additional charges apply. Extra Cover provides you with cover for the specified value of your item (up to $5000) if your item is lost or damaged while being carried by Australia Post. Learn more about Extra Cover.

3 Tracking notifications are only available for Registered Post where articles are lodged over the counter or at a self-service terminal, and an email address has been provided.

4 This price is per pack of 10, when you buy 5 or more packs of 10. The total price you pay will vary depending on how many packs of 10 you purchase.

5 Person-to-person article will be delivered to the addressee, except where:

  • the addressee is a minor (it will be delivered to a parent or guardian)
  • the addressee has given us prior written authority requesting delivery to a nominated person
  • it is impractical for us to deliver to the addressee (this is at Australia Post's discretion)

Rigid or inflexible items such keys, pens, USBs or CDs should never be sent in a regular paper envelope as they could easily be damaged by our sorting equipment or torn from the envelope and lost. Items like these should always be packaged correctly and sent as a parcel. View our packaging hints and tips and domestic parcels.