Like your business, we are continuing to adapt to the challenges presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For us, this has led to significantly reduced air freight capacity globally, including to and from Australia.

Due to this and increased costs to secure space to transport goods, we introduced an International Linehaul Surcharge for our Contract customers on 8 March 2021. The surcharge only applies to international outbound contract parcel consignments, and not to MyPost Business (MPB) or Retail lodgements.

From 1 October 2021, we are increasing this surcharge for most destinations until further notice. Please be assured the rates by destination zone will be reviewed on a monthly basis until we are able to restore our outbound airfreight to the arrangements in place prior to the pandemic. 

The rate will vary based on the destination zone you are sending to and any surcharges incurred will be displayed as a standalone item on your invoice.

Surcharge rates by destination zone

(Subject to change please continue to check the website)

International Linehaul Surcharge rates table

International Linehaul Surcharge rates table
Zones Rate per kg1 from 8 Mar – 30 Sep 2021 Rate per kg1 from 1 Oct 2021
Zone 1: New Zealand

Rate per kg1 from 8 Mar – 30 Sep 2021

$0.50

Rate per kg1 from 1 Oct 2021

$0.50

Zone 2: China

Rate per kg1 from 8 Mar – 30 Sep 2021

$0.50

Rate per kg1 from 1 Oct 2021

$1.00

Zone 3: Rest of Asia2

Rate per kg1 from 8 Mar – 30 Sep 2021

$0.50

Rate per kg1 from 1 Oct 2021

$1.00

Zone 4: US & Canada

Rate per kg1 from 8 Mar – 30 Sep 2021

$2

Rate per kg1 from 1 Oct 2021

$2.50

Zone 5: Pacific Islands2

Rate per kg1 from 8 Mar – 30 Sep 2021

$0.50

Rate per kg1 from 1 Oct 2021

$1.00

Zone 6: UK & Ireland

Rate per kg1 from 8 Mar – 30 Sep 2021

$3

Rate per kg1 from 1 Oct 2021

$3.50

Zone 7: Europe 12

Rate per kg1 from 8 Mar – 30 Sep 2021

$3

Rate per kg1 from 1 Oct 2021

$3.50

Zone 8: Europe 22

Rate per kg1 from 8 Mar – 30 Sep 2021

$3

Rate per kg1 from 1 Oct 2021

$3.50

Zone 9: Rest of World2

Rate per kg1 from 8 Mar – 30 Sep 2021

$0.50

Rate per kg1 from 1 Oct 2021

$1.50

1 Rate per KG applied to chargeable weight on all outbound contract parcels where the product is applicable to the surcharge (refer to table below for Products in scope).

2 View current zone definition

Note: The surcharge rates by destination zone will be reviewed (and may be adjusted) on a monthly basis.
 

Note that the surcharge is not applicable to Australia Post Global Logistics, International Airmail Letter consignments or domestic parcel services.

International Contract Products in scope for the International Linehaul Surcharge

International Contract Products in scope for the International Linehaul Surcharge table
Products Applicable to surcharge?
Australia Post Global Logistics

Applicable to surcharge?

Not applicable

International Express (documents and merchandise)

Applicable to surcharge?

Applicable

International Standard

Applicable to surcharge?

Applicable

International Economy

Applicable to surcharge?

Applicable (product is currently suspended)

International Airmail Letters

Applicable to surcharge?

Not applicable

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