Sending within Australia?

Sending to/from Parcel Post Express Post
Anywhere in Australia (except WA and NT)

Parcel Post

Monday 13 December

Express Post

Monday 20 December

WA and NT

Parcel Post

Wednesday 8 December

Express Post

Wednesday 15 December

Sending overseas?

Major destinations (Standard parcels)

  • NZ: Friday 3 December
  • USA: Tuesday 30 November
  • UK and major European destinations: Friday 26 November
  • Most of Asia: Tuesday 30 November

Browse all destinations and get more info on our Christmas sending dates page.

Countdown to Christmas with our advent calendar

Open a letterbox to reveal an idea on how to spread the merry this Christmas.

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Click or tap a number to open a letterbox.
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Sending services

Flat rate domestic sending under 5kg

Sending a Christmas gift 5kg or under in Australia? Pop it into a package and simply pay flat rate postage based on size. If It Packs, It Posts.

Add peace of mind with Extra Cover

Include loss or damage cover for your parcel’s specific value, between $100 - $5,000, while in our care1.

We send your presents carbon neutral

Every parcel you send via a Post Office or MyPost Business account is automatically sent carbon neutral, at no extra cost.

Extended trading hours

Hundreds of our Post Offices will offer extended trading hours during the busy festive season, and some have already started. Check your local Post Office’s Christmas hours with our Post Office locator.

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1 Extra Cover provides you with cover for the specified value of your item (up to $5,000) if your item is lost or damaged while being carried by Australia Post. Available for posting items anywhere within Australia or select international destinations. See auspost.com.au/calculator for more information. T&Cs and exclusions apply, see auspost.com.au/extracover.