Get it there on time for Christmas

Get it there on time for Christmas
It's that busy time of year again - for us too! So we're extending our operating hours and boosting staff numbers, where needed, to help meet demand for the holiday period.

Final posting dates for Christmas

Get Christmas sending sorted, by posting items no later than our recommended dates here.

Sending in Australia

Express Post

Thursday 22 December*

Standard parcels

Within same state

Within metropolitan areas of capital cities, or within the same city or town or environs: allow 2 business days

Between a metropolitan area of a capital city and a rural location: up to 4 business days

Between rural locations: up to 5 business days

To interstate

Between Sydney/Brisbane, Sydney/Melbourne, Melbourne/Canberra or Melbourne/Adelaide: allow 2-3 business days

Between Sydney/Adelaide, Melbourne/Brisbane, Melbourne/Tasmania or Adelaide/Canberra: allow 3-4 business days

Between other capital cities: allow 5-6 business days

Letters

Regular: 2-6 business days^ depending on destination

Priority: 1-4 business days^ depending on destination

Registered: 2-6 business days^ depending on destination

Sending overseas

Overseas postage times can vary a lot. It depends on where your item is going, and what type of postage you’ve used. Your best bet is to use our delivery times calculator below. Note that final posting dates for Sea Mail have now passed.

Post Office trading hours

Weekdays

From 28 November to 23 December many of our Post Offices will offer weekday extended trading. We'll generally be open an hour earlier and/or stay open an hour later during the week. Hours of operation will vary according to the outlet and local demand.

Weekends

Most of our Post Offices around the country are open on Saturdays. Some are open on Sunday too!

We’ll be back if you’re not home!

Sometimes you’re not around when we drop by the first time. This Christmas, we're trialling a second home delivery attempt to selected metro areas around Australia. Until 23 December, we may come by again between 4pm and 8pm Mon - Thu (Mon - Fri for Vic).

Weekend parcel delivery in December

Keep an eye out for weekend parcel deliveries from 3-4 December to 17-18 December 2016. Deliveries will occur in metro and some regional areas, depending on volumes.

Holiday trading & delivery

Here's when we'll be open and delivering during the Christmas and New Year break:

Thursday 22 December: Post Offices open, we're delivering. Last day for posting Express Post items for guaranteed* next-day delivery.

Friday 23 December: Post Offices open, we're delivering

Saturday 24 December: Post Offices open, no deliveries

Sunday 25 December - Christmas Day: Post Offices closed, no deliveries

Monday 26 December - Boxing Day: Post Offices closed, no deliveries

Tuesday 27 December - Boxing Day public holiday: Post Offices closed, no deliveries

Wednesday 28 December - Australia Post authorised holiday: Post Offices open (selected only), no deliveries

Thursday 29 December: Post Offices open, we're delivering

Friday 30 December: Post Offices open, we're delivering

Saturday 31 December: Post Offices open, no deliveries

Sunday 1 January - New Year's Day: Post Offices closed, no deliveries

Monday 2 January - New Year's Day public holiday: Post Offices closed, no deliveries

Tuesday 3 January: Post Offices open, we're delivering

Help & support hours

Phone

Mon to Fri 8am-6pm Australia-wide.

  • 13 POST (13 7678) from within Australia
  • +61 3 8847 9045 from overseas

Social media

Mon to Fri 7.30am-11pm, Sat-Sun 9am-5pm AEDT

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  • * Express Post items must be posted before the stated cut-off time within the National Express Post network for next business day delivery. Please allow for additional delivery time if you are sending time-sensitive material in the week between Christmas and the New Year. The national next business day delivery network covers approximately 80% of Australian addresses and operates between all capital cities (except Darwin and in  Perth CBD only) and some major centres. Express eParcel is not covered in the Express Post guarantee.
  • ^ Delivery times apply from the day after posting and vary depending on your origin and destination. For more information, refer to our delivery estimator.