christmas parcels

Christmas is coming, but will your residents’ parcels arrive in time?

After the year we’ve had, it’s fair to say plenty of us are hanging out for Christmas.

With just seven weeks to go, we thought it was worth researching the postal cut-off dates to make sure everyone’s parcels arrive with plenty of time to spare.

This year we’ve set a few reminders, and it’s worth sharing these dates with your residents who might want to send parcels of their own.

Australia Post guidelines

Sending within Australia:

Send Parcel Post by Saturday 12 December 2020.
Send Express Post by Saturday 19 December 2020.

For sending letters within Australia this Christmas, standard delivery timeframes apply.

Sending internationally:

Delivery dates to send your Christmas parcels and letters overseas are listed below. Circumstances can change rapidly, so these dates may be subject to change. Also, note that time in customs is not included in our delivery time estimate and is outside of Australia Post’s control.

Recommended final sending dates for major destinations (Standard Post):

USA, Canada, UK, Europe: Monday 16 November 2020

Most of Asia: Monday 23 November 2020

New Zealand: Friday 27 November 2020.

You can find more information on the Australia Post website here, but as is always the case with this sort of thing it pays to err on the side of caution!

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