26 September 2023

Present deadlines for sending dates soon

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Canberrans are being encouraged to get cracking on their Christmas shopping as Australia Post announces the all-important last sending dates for delivery within Australia.

Executive General Manager, Customer and Commercial at Australia Post, Gary Starr said the recommended last sending dates played an important role in helping people plan for Christmas.

“For sending to and from most destinations within Australia via Parcel Post, parcels should be sent by Monday 12 December, or if sending via Express Post by Monday 19 December,” Mr Starr said.

“People sending to or from Western Australia and Northern Territory should allow a few extra days, and should aim to send their parcels by Wednesday 7 December for Parcel Post and Wednesday 14 December for Express Post,” he said.

“Christmas cards being sent within the same State or Territory should be posted by Monday 19 December, or if sending interstate by Thursday 15 December.”

Mr Starr said there were “fantastic opportunities” for Australians to take advantage of cyber sales in November, and Australia Post wanted to give everyone as much notice as possible so they could plan ahead.

“As always, if shopping is left to the last minute, we’ll still deliver items sent after these dates as quickly as we can but they may not arrive until after Christmas,” he said.

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