Send parcels by these dates for delivery by Christmas
Let’s help your customers get ahead of the rush during the big shopping season by updating the cut-off delivery dates on your website. Just check that your delivery dates reflect our key sending dates, so everyone’s goods are shipped when they need to be.
For more detailed sending dates, please download the Christmas and New Year 2020 sending dates brochure (PDF - 385KB)
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Cut-off dates are targets only.
Overnight Courier Wed 23 Dec*
Economy Courier Tue 22 Dec*
- Card to Call - The last day for Card to Call collections before Christmas will be 24 Dec from most locations. Please check our PostShop locator for opening hours. The next courier delivery day will be 29 Dec
- PO Box Lobbies - These will be closed on 25/26 Dec & 1/2 Jan as Public Holidays. Box Lobbies not operating Card To Call Counters (or unmanned) will also be closed 27-29 Dec
* Please allow an extra two working days for deliveries to rural addresses.
All International sending cut-off dates below are targets only and are subject to change due to impacts on airfreight as a result of COVID-19. Cut-off dates will be reassessed and updated if required. Dates are correct as of 1 October 2020.
International Postal Products 12pm Wed 9 December
Inbound Courier 11am Fri 18 Dec
Inbound ParcelPost Tracked 11am Mon 14 Dec
Inbound ParcelPost Flat 11am Mon 14 Dec
Inbound Bulk Mail and Letters 11am Mon 14 Dec
Australia: 30 Nov
South Pacific, Asia, North America, UK & Europe: 27 Nov
Rest of the World: 25 Nov
Australia: 07 Dec
South Pacific: Asia, North America, UK & Europe: 04 Dec
Rest of the World: 02 Dec
Australia: 14 Dec
South Pacific, Asia, North America, UK & Europe: 10 Dec
Rest of the World: 08 Dec
Australia Standard Mon 9 Dec +2 days for Northern Territory and Western Australia
Australia Express Wed 16 Dec +2 days for Northern Territory and Western Australia
UK Standard Thurs 10 Dec
US and UK Standard 30 Nov
More useful information for Peak season
Cut-off dates are targets only. All International cut-off dates are subject to change due to impacts on airfreight as a result of COVID-19. Dates are correct as of 1 October 2020. Cut-off dates will be reassessed and updated if required.
i. There will be no mail delivery on 25, 26, 28 or 29 December.
ii. Sending by the Christmas cut-off dates gives you the best chance to get your item where it needs to be for Christmas. The actual date of delivery may change due to unforeseen service impacts.
iii. YouShop: Payment for shipping must be completed and parcels must be ready to ship from the YouShop warehouse by the specified date