Yes, we know it’s very early to mention the “C” word, Christmas. However, if you are planning to send a gift overseas it’s time to get organised.
Send your gifts early
Australia Post has one simple message – send your gifts early.
Cut Off Dates
Australia Post today announced the all-important last-sending dates to help deliveries within Australia and across the world arrive in time for Christmas.
For sending to and from most destinations within Australia via Parcel Post, parcels should be sent by Monday 18 December, or if sending via Express Post by Thursday 21 December. People sending to or from Western Australia and Northern Territory should allow a few extra days.
For international sending via Economy Air, last sending dates for cards and gifts fall between 16-29 November, depending on the destination. Customers sending via International Standard will have a few extra days to find the perfect gift, while last-minute shoppers can give themselves another week if sending via International Express.
Parcel Post: Monday 18 December
Express Post: Thursday 21 December (Please allow a few extra days for deliveries to Western Australia and Northern Territory)
Economy Air: 16-29 November (depending on the destination)
International Standard: 23 November-7 December (depending on the destination)
International Express: 30 November-13 December (depending on the destination)
Australia Post Executive General Manager Parcel, Post and eCommerce Services Gary Starr said customers should visit the Australia Post website to check their chosen destination’s dates well in advance and plan out their Christmas sending to give items the best chance of arriving in time.
“We know these last-sending dates are very important for customers to help ensure cards and gifts make it in time to loved ones near and far.
“Of course, if items are sent after the recommended dates, they will still be delivered as quickly as possible, but they may not arrive until after Christmas.”
All dates are now available at auspost.com.au/christmas, including sending within Australia via Parcel Post and Express Post, and for international sending via Economy Air, International Standard, International Express and International Courier.
International sending can sometimes be impacted by factors beyond Australia Post’s control, such as customs delays and overseas postal disruptions. Customers can stay up to date on Australia Post delivery updates via the AusPost app or auspost.com.au/service-updates.
Customers are encouraged to stay up to date by visiting auspost.com.au/christmas and searching by destination country for more information.
Lane Cove Post Office
The Lane Cove Post office opening hours are here. The Lane Cove Post Office and Greenwich Post Office are open on Saturday mornings.
Many Lane Cove residents have told us that our Lane Cove Tea Towels are the ideal gift to send overseas to a loved one who may be missing Lane Cove. They are easy to send, and you don’t need to mortgage the house to pay for postage. Our Tea Towels are available at Be.U Natural in the Lane Cove Arcade. Due to popular demand, we have also a limited run for Longueville, Northwood, Riverview and Greenwich tea towels . If you would like to order, please email here.