The countdown to the holiday season has begun with Australia Post releasing deadline dates for more than 180 international destinations to help Australians send their Christmas cards and presents to loved ones in time.
Executive General Manager, Customer and Commercial at Australia Post, Gary Starr said the organisation worked closely with international carriers to provide as much notice as possible so Australians could give their cards and gifts the best chance of reaching their destination in time for the big day.
“We know our last sending dates provide an important guide for people in the lead up to Christmas and we’ve been preparing all year for another busy peak season to ensure things run as smoothly as possible,” Mr Starr said.
“For anyone who wants to send internationally for Christmas this year, we’re encouraging them to visit our website and post by the dates advised,” he said.
“As always, we’ll continue to deliver items sent after these dates as quickly as possible but they may not arrive until after Christmas.”
Mr Starr said that for Economy Air, many destinations required cards and gifts to be sent as early as 14 November but for International Standard and Express there was more time.
He said if posting with International Express to popular destinations like the USA, the UK, New Zealand and Canada, items should be sent by 9 December.
“Recommended last sending dates for posting within Australia will be released in the coming weeks,” Mr Starr said.
Further information on international sending dates can be accessed at this PS News link.