This year’s Australia Post Christmas cut off and other holiday posting deadlines are quickly approaching. 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 to make sure they get their holiday parcels in time for gifting.
You need to find out the holiday shipping cut off 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 Christmas Cut Off Dates
Domestic Cut-Off Dates
|Sending to/from||Parcel Post||Express Post|
|Within Australia (except WA and NT)||12 December 2022||19 December 2022|
|WA and NT – parcels only||7 December 2022||14 December 2022|
Please note: To give your items the best chance of delivery to Norfolk Island before Christmas, final posting dates are Monday 12 December for Express Post and before Tuesday 15 November for all other services.
Cards and letters (Regular Post)
- Same state: Monday 19 December 2022
- Interstate: Thursday 15 December 2022
International Cut-Off Dates
|Sending to||Standard Parcel||Parcel Express|
|New Zealand||2 December 2022||9 December 2022|
|USA||28 November 2022||9 December 2022|
|UK and major European destinations||2 December 2022||9 December 2022|
|Most of Asia||21 November 2022||28 November 2022|
Please note: Parcels sent after these dates will be delivered as quickly as possible, but they may not arrive until after Christmas.
Find more information on overseas sending dates.
Quantium Christmas Cut Off Dates
|Zone 1 (New Zealand)||December 8, 2022|
|Zone 2 (Asia)||November 17, 2022|
|Zone 3 (Japan & Pacific Islands)||November 17, 2022|
|Zone 4 (UK & Western Europe)||November 14, 2022|
|Zone 5 (USA & Canada)||November 14, 2022|
|Zone 6 (Rest of World)||November 9, 2022|
Sendle Christmas Cut Off Dates
- Long-haul National: Friday 2nd December 2022
(Deliveries to or from WA, Far North Queensland & Remote areas)
- Short-haul National: Thursday 15th December 2022
(Deliveries to interstate metro or same-state regional areas)
- Same City: Monday 19th December 2022
(Deliveries to and from the same metro area)
|Zone 1 (New Zealand)||December 9, 2022|
|Zone 2 (Asia Pacific)||November 23, 2022|
|Zone 3 (USA & Canada)||November 29, 2022|
|Zone 4 (UK)||December 9, 2022|
|Zone 5 (Rest of World)||November 23, 2022|
If you use our holiday shipping deadlines to start your holiday prep now, you’ll have plenty of time to calculate your own cut off dates for Christmas. And once you know your shipping schedule, you can start optimising 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.