Australia Post is expecting this year to be amongst the busiest festive seasons ever. Last year in December, it delivered a record volume of 52 million parcels, and it is expected to break that record this year. This is the reason why Australia Post is advising its customers to send their Christmas packages or cards as soon as possible to ensure on-time deliveries.

Having said that, below are the domestic and international cut-off dates that have been announced by Australia Post for Christmas 2021.

Domestic Cut-off dates for parcel deliveries -

Sending to/from

Parcel Post

Express Post

Anywhere in Australia (except WA and NT)

13 December

20 December

WA and NT

8 December

15 December

Delivery of Cards and letters (Regular Post) -

Same State - 20 December (Monday)

Interstate - 16 December (Thursday)

Gary Starr, Executive General Manager of Australia Post, has said that they have planned ahead with extra air freight capacity, weekend deliveries, and recruitment of thousands of new team members to ramp up the delivery services. This comes after they have experienced record parcel volumes with more than 5.9 million households shopping online in a month with no signs of slowing due to online sales seasons.

International Cut-off dates -

International cut-off dates may vary depending on the destination and the selected delivery service.

To check the international cut-off dates for different countries, you can visit the official website of Australia Post.

Note: International Christmas deliveries may be affected by factors that are beyond control, such as customs delays, overseas postal disruptions, and the level of COVID-19 restrictions imposed in other countries. Hence, it is recommended to plan and send your package as early as you can.

So, make sure to mark your calendar with these crucial dates and take a step towards boosting customer loyalty with on-time package delivery.

In case you have any questions in mind, feel free to reach our customer support 24/7 for quick assistance.