Australia Post reveals Christmas delivery cut-off dates

Christmas cut off dates Australia Post

Australia Post has revealed its all-important Christmas cut-off dates, to help avoid disappointed little faces on Christmas morning.

And there’s a simple message for everyone posting Christmas gifts this year: send your gifts early.

Australia Post Christmas delivery cut-off

If you’ve ordered anything online since the start of Covid-19 you know that postage times have blown out, with items taking weeks to arrive. So Australia Post has released the dates you need to write in your diary, to ensure Christmas gifts arrive on time.

Sending within Australia

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

Sending internationally

  • New Zealand: Send Economy Air by 23 November 2020. Standard Post by 27 November 2020
  • USA: Send Economy Air by 9 November 2020. Standard Post by 16 November 2020
  • UK: Send Economy Air by 9 November 2020. Standard Post by 16 November 2020

A full list of international cut-off dates are available at Australia Post.

Australia Post says with huge online shopping activity expected with events like Amazon Prime Day it’s important to be aware of just how long delivery times are at the moment. It’s also advising to check with online retailers for their own delivery timetables.

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