Like your business, we have continued to adapt to the challenges presented as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. For us, this has meant continued reduced air freight capacity globally, including to and from Australia.

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

As airfreight capacity gradually recovered from pandemic impacts, we decreased the surcharge for some destination zones in March 2023 and again in July 2023.

Effective 1 February 2024, we are pleased to be able to fully remove the surcharge for all destination zones.

Surcharge rates by destination zone

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 – 28 Feb 2022 Rate per kg1 from 1 Mar 2022 - 28 Feb 2023 Rate per kg1 from 1 Mar 2023 - 30 Jun 2023 Rate per kg1 from 1 Jul 2023 - 31 Jan 2024 Rate per kg1 from 1 Feb 2024
Zone 1: New Zealand

Rate per kg1 from 8 Mar – 30 Sep 2021

$0.50

Rate per kg1 from 1 Oct – 28 Feb 2022

$0.50

Rate per kg1 from 1 Mar 2022 - 28 Feb 2023

$1.00

Rate per kg1 from 1 Mar 2023 - 30 Jun 2023

$1.00

Rate per kg1 from 1 Jul 2023 - 31 Jan 2024

$1.00

Rate per kg1 from 1 Feb 2024

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Zone 2: China

Rate per kg1 from 8 Mar – 30 Sep 2021

$0.50

Rate per kg1 from 1 Oct – 28 Feb 2022

$1.00

Rate per kg1 from 1 Mar 2022 - 28 Feb 2023

$1.00

Rate per kg1 from 1 Mar 2023 - 30 Jun 2023

$1.00

Rate per kg1 from 1 Jul 2023 - 31 Jan 2024

$1.00

Rate per kg1 from 1 Feb 2024

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Zone 3: Rest of Asia2

Rate per kg1 from 8 Mar – 30 Sep 2021

$0.50

Rate per kg1 from 1 Oct – 28 Feb 2022

$1.00

Rate per kg1 from 1 Mar 2022 - 28 Feb 2023

$1.00

Rate per kg1 from 1 Mar 2023 - 30 Jun 2023

$0.50

Rate per kg1 from 1 Jul 2023 - 31 Jan 2024

$0.50

Rate per kg1 from 1 Feb 2024

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Zone 4: US & Canada

Rate per kg1 from 8 Mar – 30 Sep 2021

$2.00

Rate per kg1 from 1 Oct – 28 Feb 2022

$2.50

Rate per kg1 from 1 Mar 2022 - 28 Feb 2023

$2.50

Rate per kg1 from 1 Mar 2023 - 30 Jun 2023

-

Rate per kg1 from 1 Jul 2023 - 31 Jan 2024

-

Rate per kg1 from 1 Feb 2024

-

Zone 5: Pacific Islands2

Rate per kg1 from 8 Mar – 30 Sep 2021

$0.50

Rate per kg1 from 1 Oct – 28 Feb 2022

$1.00

Rate per kg1 from 1 Mar 2022 - 28 Feb 2023

$1.00

Rate per kg1 from 1 Mar 2023 - 30 Jun 2023

-

Rate per kg1 from 1 Jul 2023 - 31 Jan 2024

-

Rate per kg1 from 1 Feb 2024

-

Zone 6: UK & Ireland

Rate per kg1 from 8 Mar – 30 Sep 2021

$3.00

Rate per kg1 from 1 Oct – 28 Feb 2022

$3.50

Rate per kg1 from 1 Mar 2022 - 28 Feb 2023

$3.50

Rate per kg1 from 1 Mar 2023 - 30 Jun 2023

$3.00

Rate per kg1 from 1 Jul 2023 - 31 Jan 2024

$1.00

Rate per kg1 from 1 Feb 2024

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Zone 7: Europe 12

Rate per kg1 from 8 Mar – 30 Sep 2021

$3.00

Rate per kg1 from 1 Oct – 28 Feb 2022

$3.50

Rate per kg1 from 1 Mar 2022 - 28 Feb 2023

$3.50

Rate per kg1 from 1 Mar 2023 - 30 Jun 2023

$3.00

Rate per kg1 from 1 Jul 2023 - 31 Jan 2024

$1.00

Rate per kg1 from 1 Feb 2024

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Zone 8: Europe 22

Rate per kg1 from 8 Mar – 30 Sep 2021

$3.00

Rate per kg1 from 1 Oct – 28 Feb 2022

$3.50

Rate per kg1 from 1 Mar 2022 - 28 Feb 2023

$3.50

Rate per kg1 from 1 Mar 2023 - 30 Jun 2023

$3.00

Rate per kg1 from 1 Jul 2023 - 31 Jan 2024

$1.00

Rate per kg1 from 1 Feb 2024

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Zone 9: Rest of World2

Rate per kg1 from 8 Mar – 30 Sep 2021

$0.50

Rate per kg1 from 1 Oct – 28 Feb 2022

$1.50

Rate per kg1 from 1 Mar 2022 - 28 Feb 2023

$1.50

Rate per kg1 from 1 Mar 2023 - 30 Jun 2023

$1.50

Rate per kg1 from 1 Jul 2023 - 31 Jan 2024

$1.00

Rate per kg1 from 1 Feb 2024

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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 that the surcharge is not applicable to 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?

Applicable to New Zealand

International Express (documents and merchandise)

Applicable to surcharge?

Applicable

International Standard

Applicable to surcharge?

Applicable

International Letters

Applicable to surcharge?

Not applicable

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