SHIPPING

DELIVERY IN AUSTRALIA
Letters and documents – standard services



Delivery timetables
There are two delivery timetables available for letters within Australia: Regular and Priority.
The delivery times are guidelines only and based on reasonable expectations and experience.



Regular delivery timetable
For letters sent within Australia to the regular delivery timetable the usual delivery times are shown in the table below, in business days after posting.

For delivery:Same stateOther states
Within metropolitan areas of capital cities or within the same city or
adjacent city or town
2 – 3
Between metropolitan areas of capital cities3 – 4
Between metropolitan areas of capital cities and country locations3 – 44 – 5
Between country locations3 – 45 – 6

Priority delivery timetable
For letters sent within Australia to the priority delivery timetable the usual delivery times are shown in the table below, in business days after posting.

For delivery:Same stateOther states
Within metropolitan areas of capital cities or within the same city or
adjacent city or town
1
Between metropolitan areas of capital cities2
Between metropolitan areas of capital cities and country locations23
Between country locations24

DELIVERY IN AUSTRALIA
Parcels – regular services



Delivery standards
These timetables are guidelines only and based on reasonable expectations and experience.
The table shows the expected number of business days to deliver parcels within Australia. For delivery times between specific points, please confirm at your local Post Office, as local conditions can affect normal standards.



Within same state

Parcel PostStandard postExpress post
(business day after posting)
Within metropolitan areas of capital cities or
within the same city or town or environs
2 days1
Between a metropolitan area of a capital
city and a country location
Up to 4 days2

To other states

Parcel PostStandard postExpress post
(business day after posting)
Between Sydney / Brisbane;
Sydney / Melbourne; Melbourne / Canberra;
Melbourne / Adelaide
2 to 3 days1 to 2 days
Between Sydney / Adelaide;
Melbourne / Brisbane; Melbourne / Tasmania;
Adelaide / Canberra
3 to 4 days2
Between other capital cities5 to 6 days2 to 3 days
To other interstate locations6-73

Fee*

Maximum weightStandard postExpress post
Up to 500g8.9511.95
500g to 1kg12.2015.70
1kg to 3kg15.3519.35
3kg to 5kg18.5025.5

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY

Delivery timetables

EconomyStandardExpress
WeightUp to 20kg
Air (up to 2kg)
Sea (2kg to 20kg)
Up to 20kgUp to 20kg
Delivery
Timeframes*
Air – 10+ business days
Sea – 30+ business days
6+ business days2-4 business days

Economy Air Letters

WeightZone 1
New Zealand
Zone 2
Asia Pacific
Zone 3
Rest of World
Up to 50g2.302.503.20
Over 50g up to 125g4.605.108.30
Over 125g up to 250g8.108.8013.50
Over 250g up to 500g12.0013.1020.00

Parcels post*

 EconomyStandardExpress
WeightUp to 20kg
Air (up to 2kg)
Sea (2kg to 20kg)
Up to 20kgUp to 20kg
New Zealandfrom 10.20from 18.20from 33.20
Asiafrom 14.00from 22.00from 37.00
US & Canadafrom 16.00from 24.00from 39.00
The rest of worldfrom 20.20from 28.20from 43.20

Note: *Australia Post will assess charges according to their actual weight or cubic weight equivalent, whichever is greater. The cubic weight is the parcel’s volume in cubic metres multiplied by 250. Australia Post reserves the right to apply cubic charges to all parcels, and this will be more likely in instances where a parcel is large in size or irregular or cylindrical in shape.