Parcel Post

  • Estimated 2+ business days delivery1
  • Covers all of Australia
  • Parcels up to 5kg eligible for If It Packs, It Posts flat rate postage
  • Suitable for items up to $100 in value. For more valuable items, you can add Extra Cover2 
  • Optional Signature on Delivery3
  • Carbon neutral parcel delivery4

Express Post

  • Express Post is our fastest postal delivery option, but current circumstances mean we can't guarantee next-business-day delivery at the moment. View delivery times
  • Covers 80% of Australian addresses, operates between all capital cities (except Darwin and in Perth CBD only) and some major centres5
  • Parcels up to 5kg eligible for If It Packs, It Posts flat rate postage
  • Suitable for items up to $100 in value. For more valuable items, you can add Extra Cover
  • Optional Signature on Delivery3
  • Carbon neutral parcel delivery4

Check postage costs for parcels up to 5kg

Parcels up to 5kg are eligible for flat rate postage options to anywhere within Australia. If you’re using Australia Post packaging, our If It Packs, It Posts flat rate packaging range includes popular items from $1.50 for a Small Tough Bag to $3.50 for an Extra Large Parcel Box.

Parcels sent using own packaging up to 5kg are charged according to their actual weight or cubic weight equivalent, whichever is greater.

Prices below are for postage only and do not include the cost of packaging.

Australia Post packaging sizes
  Your own packaging Parcel Post Express Post

Your own packaging

Up to 500g

Parcel Post


Express Post



Your own packaging

500g to 1kg

Parcel Post


Express Post



Your own packaging

1kg to 3kg

Parcel Post


Express Post


Extra Large

Your own packaging

3kg to 5kg

Parcel Post


Express Post


Learn more about flat rate postage for items up to 5kg. For items over 5kg, postage is assessed based on weight and distance. Use our online calculator to estimate postage cost and delivery timeframes.

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Print Shipping labels

Print postage labels at a Post Offices or online if you have a MyPost Business account. It’s free to sign up.

Add optional extras

Learn about optional extras, including Signature on Delivery and Extra Cover.

Read about compensation

If your item is lost or damaged, you may be compensated up to $100.

1 Our regular parcel service delivers in an estimated 2 or more business days. Delivery times will vary depending on lodgement and destination points. View our estimated delivery times.

2 Parcel Post and Express Post comes with up to $100 compensation included. Additional charges for Extra Cover apply. Extra Cover provides you with cover for the specified value of your item (up to $5,000 or part thereof) if your item is lost or damaged while being carried by Australia Post. Visit optional extras for more information. Subject to the Australian Consumer Law, Australia Post does not accept liability for any consequential or indirect loss or damage arising due to any failure related to our service. Neither the compensation included with our service nor the purchase of Extra Cover limits any rights you may have under the Australian Consumer Law.

3 Additional charges apply.

Australia Post purchases carbon credits to offset the emissions of its deliveries. Find out more about our commitment to carbon neutral parcel delivery.

5 Next business day delivery is only available within the Express Post next business day delivery network. The national next business day delivery network operates between capital cities (excluding Darwin; and for Perth between CBDs only) and some major centres.