Australia and New Zealand Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2021

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October 11, 2021

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During the holidays, there’s one thing you need to take care of: your shipping and fulfilment process. A big part of that is communicating to your customers your last posting dates for Christmas delivery.

You need to find out the holiday shipping cutoff dates of your preferred couriers. But you don’t need to worry about the hassle of going to each courier’s website to find its specific last posting dates for Christmas. Because we already did!

Australia Post Last Posting Dates for Christmas

Channel Retail Only Retail and all Business customers Retail and all Business customersRetail Only
Country *Note some countries of Southeast Asia, Europe, and rest of the world may differ from the last posting dates shown, so merchants will have to go to Australia Post to seeExpress, Letters, Parcels, and StarTrack International Standard Parcels Economy Air parcels^ and Letters

New Zealand Friday, December 10Tuesday, December 7Friday, December 3Tuesday, November 23
ChinaWednesday, December 8Sunday, December 5Tuesday, November 30Tuesday, November 23
Southeast Asia* Friday, December 10Tuesday, December 7Tuesday, November 30 Tuesday, November 23
USAFriday, December 10Tuesday, December 7Tuesday, November 30Tuesday, November 16
CanadaFriday, December 10Friday, December 3Tuesday, November 30 Tuesday, November 16
UK Friday, December 10 Friday, December 3Friday, November 26Tuesday, November 16
Ireland Friday, December 10Friday, December 3Friday, November 26Tuesday, November 16
Europe*Friday, December 10Friday, December 3Friday, November 26Tuesday, November 16
Rest of World*Wednesday, December 8Friday, November 26Monday, November 22Tuesday, November 16

Domestic Cut-Off Dates

Sending to/fromParcel PostExpress Post
Anywhere in Australia (except WA and NT)
13 December

20 December

WA and NT
8 December

15 December

For a full list of Australia Post’s final post-by dates, click here.

Sendle Post-By Dates

Sendle Domestic Services

Domestic ServicesLast Posting Date
Remote Friday, December 3
National Friday, December 10
Same-city national deliveriesMonday, December 13

Sendle International Services

Zone 1: New ZealandFriday, December 10
Zone 2: Asia Pacific Wednesday, December 1
Zone 3: US/CAMonday, December 6
Zone 4: UKWednesday, December 8
Zone 3: Rest of WorldWednesday, December 1

Learn more about Sendle cutoff dates and operating hours during Christmas.

CouriersPlease Post-By Dates

Destination   Origin  
SydneyMelbourne BrisbaneAdelaidePerth
SydneyFriday, December 10Friday, December 10Friday, December 10Wednesday, December 8Friday, December 3
MelbourneFriday, December 10Friday, December 10Friday, December 10Thursday, December 9Friday, December 3
BrisbaneFriday, December 10Friday, December 10Friday, December 10Tuesday, December 7Friday, December 3
AdelaideWednesday, December 8Thursday, December 9Tuesday, December 7Friday, December 10Friday, December 3
PerthFriday, December 3Friday, December 3Thursday, December 2Friday, December 3Friday, December 10
Tasmania Wednesday, December 1Thursday, December 2Tuesday, November 30Friday, December 3Monday, November 29
DarwinFriday, December 3Thursday, December 2Tuesday, November 30Friday, December 3Monday, November 29
NSW CountryFriday, December 3Thursday, December 2Thursday, December 2Wednesday, December 1Monday, November 29
VIC Country Thursday, December 2Friday, December 3Thursday, December 2Wednesday, December 1Monday, November 29
QLD CountryWednesday, December 1Wednesday, December 1Friday, December 3Wednesday, December 1Friday, November 26
SA Country Friday, December 3Friday, December 3Wednesday, December 1Friday, December 3Monday, November 29
WA Country Friday, November 26Friday, November 26Thursday, November 25Friday, November 26Friday, December 3
NT Country Monday, November 29Monday, November 29Monday, November 29Monday, November 29Monday

Aramex Post-By Dates

Service Shipping Deadline
Sending LocalThursday 23 December 2021
Sending within IslandWednesday 22 December 2021
Sending between IslandsTuesday 21 December 2021
Sending RuralPlease allow an extra 3 days over and above the service dates provided

For Aramex’s shipping deadlines click here.

New Zealand Post

New Zealand Post – Shipping Overseas: Commercial

Service AustraliaAsia, South Pacific, South AmericaRest of the World
Economy Wednesday, November 24Friday, November 19Monday, November 15
Courier Friday, December 3Monday, November 29Wednesday, November 24
ExpressMonday, December 13Thursday, December 10Tuesday, December 8

New Zealand Post – Shipping Overseas: Courier Select

DestinationShipping Deadline
Australia StandardWednesday, December 8
Australia ExpressWednesday, December 15
UKWednesday, December 8
USA Wednesday, December 8
China (Including Hong Kong and Macau)Monday, November 29

New Zealand Post – Shipping to NZ from Offshore: Postal

 Accepted into NZ Post’s delivery network by:
All Products12pm - Wednesday, December 8

New Zealand Post – Shipping to NZ from Offshore: Commercial

Service Accepted into NZ Post’s delivery network by:
Courier 11am - Friday, December 17
Courier Economy11am - Monday, December 13
Economy (untracked) 11am - Monday, December 13
Bulk Mail and Letters11am - Friday, December 10

Seko

Seko – Origin Sydney NSW

Destination Service Origin Delivery Cut-Off
New Zealand StandardMonday, December 13
New ZealandExpressThursday, December 16
United KingdomStandard Saturday, December 18
United StatesStandardsTuesday, October 12
United StatesExpress Wednesday, December 15
Canada (Suspended)

Seko – Origin Melbourne VIC

DestinationService Origin Delivery Cut-Off
United KingdomStandardSaturday, December 18
United StatesStandardTuesday, October 12
United StatesExpressWednesday, December 15
Canada (Suspended)

If you use our holiday shipping deadlines to start your holiday prep now, you’ll have plenty of time to calculate your own shipping cut off dates. And once you know your shipping schedule, you can start optimizing your shipping workflow to handle increased order volume. Plus, you’ll have more time to decide on which shipping promotions are best for your business and your customers.

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