Australia Post 'Delivery By Christmas' Dates Released
29 Oct 2021

Australia Post have released their dates for delivery by Christmas. This article is straight from the Australia Post website.

Thursday 28th October 2021

We recommend sending your Christmas gifts by the below dates and as early as possible. We’ll deliver items sent after these dates as quickly as we can, but they may not arrive until after Christmas.

The dates provided below are for items posted to/from metro locations. If you’re sending from outside a metro area, we recommend posting even earlier.

Are you a business customer? Please see our business Christmas dates.

Domestic cut-off dates


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

Cards and letters (Regular Post):

Same state: Monday 20 December

Interstate: Thursday 16 December

International cut-off dates

International sending dates vary depending on destination and the chosen delivery service. Search by country below to find our recommended dates.

Please note:

  • International Christmas deliveries may be affected by factors beyond our control, like customs delays, overseas postal disruptions, and COVID-19 restrictions in other countries. We recommend sending as early as you can.

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