Christmas shoppers have been warned that they are running out of time to send cards and gifts across the country as Australia Post has announced a deadline for the Christmas season.
The National Service has issued dates by which parcels and letters must be sent to ensure that parcels and letters reach their destination in time for Christmas.
Western Australia and the Northern Territory require parcels to be sent out on Wednesdays and arrive on time by standard mail, while other states must have parcels sent within 5 days by December 12th.
Residents of Washington State and the Northern Territory can send packages by express mail until December 14th, while the express mail deadline for other states is December 19th.
Cards and letters must be sent by regular mail by December 15 for interstate addresses and by December 19 for intrastate travel.
Meanwhile, the standard mail deadline for interstate Christmas deliveries has passed.
Express mail can only be sent to major destinations in New Zealand, the US, the UK and Europe until Friday, but it is currently very unlikely that mail to Asia will be delivered before Christmas. .
Australia Post Executive General Manager Gary Starr said the service’s delivery team is well equipped to handle increased demand this festive season.
He said November, Australia’s record-breaking month for online shopping, added to delivery traffic.
“We are already in the biggest Christmas season. You can be sure of
We have also extended retail trading hours in some regions.
“We love this time of year and love being part of bringing joy to people across the country.”
https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/deadlines-rapidly-approaching-for-gifts-to-be-delivered-by-christmas-c-9084210 The deadline for presents to be delivered by Christmas is approaching