Important updates from Australia Post (As at 25th September)

Domestic and International last lodgement dates for Christmas delivery

In the lead up to the traditionally busy peak period, I'd like to share our last lodgement dates for deliveries in time for Christmas. We're releasing these dates earlier than ever before to help you plan for what will be our biggest and most unpredictable period to date.

Christmas lodgement dates for deliveries within Australia

We are recommending all items are lodged by the following dates for delivery within Australia by Christmas:

  • Parcel Post – Saturday 12 December 2020
  • Express Post – Saturday 19 December 2020
  • StarTrack Premium – Saturday 19 December 2020

Christmas lodgement dates for sending overseas

Due to the changing nature of both air linehaul capacity and delivery services in destination countries this year, you will notice we recommend sending International Christmas gifts early, with some lodgement deadlines for mail and parcels heading overseas to metro areas of major cities required as early as mid-November for some destinations.

You can find the last lodgement dates for all our international destinations listed on and I encourage you to use this information to set delivery expectations with your customers early.

For both domestic and international, items sent after these dates will be delivered as quickly as possible, but it will be difficult to get them to their destinations by Christmas.

We remain committed to keeping you updated on any adjustments we need to make as we navigate this highly volatile environment and look forward to working with you to provide the best possible customer service experience for a successful peak 2020.

Stay safe,

Gary Starr
Executive General Manager
Business, Government & International