Key sending dates from Aus Post to ensure you get it there on time
Final posting dates for Christmas
Get Christmas sending sorted, by posting items no later than our recommended dates here.
Sending in Australia
Thursday 22 December*
Within same state
Within metropolitan areas of capital cities, or within the same city or town or environs: allow 2 business days
Between a metropolitan area of a capital city and a rural location: up to 4 business days
Between rural locations: up to 5 business days
Between Sydney/Brisbane, Sydney/Melbourne, Melbourne/Canberra or Melbourne/Adelaide: allow 2-3 business days
Between Sydney/Adelaide, Melbourne/Brisbane, Melbourne/Tasmania or Adelaide/Canberra: allow 3-4 business days
Between other capital cities: allow 5-6 business days
Regular: 2-6 business days^ depending on destination
Priority: 1-4 business days^ depending on destination
Registered: 2-6 business days^ depending on destination
Overseas postage times can vary a lot. It depends on where your item is going, and what type of postage you’ve used. Your best bet is to use Aus Post’s delivery times calculator below. Note that final posting dates for Sea Mail have now passed.