Australia Post Christmas Delivery Cut Off and Other Holiday Posting Deadlines 2022

Published on November 29, 2022
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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/fromParcel Post Express Post
Within Australia (except WA and NT)12 December 202219 December 2022
WA and NT – parcels only7 December 202214 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.

International Cut Off Dates

Sending to Standard ParcelParcel Express
New Zealand2 December 20229 December 2022
USA28 November 20229 December 2022
UK and major European destinations2 December 20229 December 2022
Most of Asia21 November 202228 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.

CouriersPlease Christmas Cut Off Dates

DestinationCut-Off Date
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney December 16, 2022
Perth December 15, 2022
Darwin December 9, 2022
Regional NSW, QLD, SA & VIC December 12, 2022
Regional WA December 10, 2022
Regional NT December 5, 2022

Quantium Christmas Cut Off Dates

Zone Cut-Off Date
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 Cut-Off Date
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.

Written by

James Messer

James Messer is a copywriter specializing in shipping, logistics, and ecommerce.

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