Express Post guarantee temporarily suspended

Express Post is still available, and will continue to be prioritised as the fastest option for customers, but may not always meet the next business day delivery standard.

Next business day delivery within Australia

Convenient lodgement (yellow street posting box, parcel pickup, or at a Post Office)

80% of Australian addresses covered1

Up to $100 of compensation included2

Tracking included3

What is Express Post suitable for?

Express Post is suitable for sending items up to $100 in value. If your item is valued over $100, you should purchase Extra Cover – it provides loss or damage cover from $100 up to $5,000. Express Post is not suitable for items over $100 such as jewellery, electronics or passports unless Extra Cover is purchased.

If your parcel is lost or damaged, and you haven’t purchased Extra Cover, compensation of up to $100 and a postage refund may be payable. 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 Express Post service nor the purchase of Extra Cover limits any rights you may have under the Australian Consumer Law.

Sending 5kg or less? If it packs, it posts.

Our Express Post satchels are part of Australia Post’s new If It Packs, It Posts packaging range.

That means you can now pack up to 5kg in any of our Express Post satchels – you get a flat rate to send it anywhere in Australia based on the size of the satchel you choose, not its weight. There are four If It Packs, It Posts sizes, each with its own flat rate.

And to give you more options, we’ve introduced Express Post Parcel Boxes – they’re also part of the If It Packs, It Posts packaging range.

Simply fit your item in any of our Small, Medium, Large or Extra Large Express Post satchel or box, and you’ll now pay the flat rate for that size. As long as it’s 5kg or under, if you can pack it in, it posts.

Check standard Express Post postage costs

Use our online postage calculator to estimate postage costs and delivery timeframes.

Get started

Buy packaging

Stock-up on prepaid Express Post satchels and other packaging, so you’re ready to send next time.

Pack your item

To help your item arrive at its destination safely, follow our packing tips.

   Add optional extras

For extra peace of mind, you can add Signature on Delivery, Email Track Advice and Extra Cover.
Extra Cover provides loss or damage cover from $100 up to $5,000.5

Print postage labels

You can print postage labels at one of our Post Offices or online if you have a MyPost Business account. It’s free to sign up.

Post your parcel

Find your nearest yellow Street Posting Box or Post Office, for convenient parcel posting.
If you require proof of purchase, lodge at your nearest Post Office.

Track your item

Use our online tracking tool for updates on your item’s delivery status.3

1 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. Note: Express eParcel is not covered in the Express Post Guarantee.

Check your local Post Office opening hours or speak to your local facility for required parcel pick-up timeframes. You can generally post items in yellow street posting boxes until 5pm Monday to Friday. However, other times may apply in many areas. Please check posting times displayed on individual street posting boxes.

2 Express Post comes with up to $100 compensation included. If you’re sending an item such as jewellery, electronics or a document such as a passport that is valued over $100, you should purchase Extra Cover. If your parcel is lost or damaged while being carried by Australia Post, and you haven’t purchased Extra Cover, compensation of up to $100 and a postage refund may be payable. 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 Express Post service nor the purchase of Extra Cover limits any rights you may have under the Australian Consumer Law.

3 Tracking number on barcode is only available if you've used a satchel or have lodged your parcel in-store and have been provided with a receipt. Track advice will only be shown when a scan has occurred. Find out more about our tracking service.

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

5 Additional charges 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. Find out more about Extra Cover.