The Post Office Agents Association Limited is the membership association for the owner/operators of Licensed Post Offices and for Mail & Parcel Contractors who deliver on behalf of Australia Post. POAAL has been looking after its members since 1939.

POST OFFICES

Post office news

May 3, 2016

Small business initiatives the Federal Budget

The Federal Government announced many small business initiatives in this evening’s Federal Budget.

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May 2, 2016

Hold at Post

Australia Post parcel lockers

Australia Post has announced it will extend the length of time a parcel will be held at the post office for collection to up to 30 days, effective 1 August 2016. But this will come at a cost.

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April 29, 2016

PO Boxes – LPO overpayment

Australia Post has advised that it has overpaid PO Box renewal fees in this month’s LPO payment run.

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April 28, 2016

Self pay: NSW/ACT, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania

Licensees in NSW, ACT, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania will soon transition to POMS.

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Looking to buy a Post Office?

A Licensed Post Office (LPO) is a privately owned post office which is operated under contract (licence) to Australia Post.

Learn more in our guide for prospective licensees.

Become a POAAL member

POAAL provides support and services for Licensees and Franchisees (Post Office Owners), Mail & Parcel Contractors and Couriers.

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Postal News

Journal of the Post Office Agents Association Limited

Postal News is the journal of the Post Office Agents Association Limited. Postal News is full of news for Licensees.

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MAIL CONTRACTORS

Mail contractor news

May 3, 2016

Small business initiatives the Federal Budget

The Federal Government announced many small business initiatives in this evening’s Federal Budget.

Read more...

May 2, 2016

Hold at Post

Australia Post parcel lockers

Australia Post has announced it will extend the length of time a parcel will be held at the post office for collection to up to 30 days, effective 1 August 2016. But this will come at a cost.

Read more...

April 22, 2016

Posties mowing the lawn

A Finnish postie mowing the lawn for a customer

Finnish postal operator Posti will soon offer lawn mowing services. Customers will be able to book their local postie to mow the lawn – but only on Tuesday afternoons.

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February 26, 2016

Australia Post returns half-year profit of $1.4m before tax

Australia Post logo

Australia Post has announced a half-year profit of $1.4m before tax.

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Mail contractor insurance

POAAL members can access the POAAL Master Policy for Public Liability and Personal Accident insurance at competitive rates. Another way that POAAL helps you protect your business. Read more.

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Want to be a Contractor?

Interested in becoming a Mail Contractor? Mail & Parcel Contractors deliver mail (or other consignments) on behalf of Australia Post.

Learn more in our guide for prospective Contractors.

Become a POAAL member

POAAL provides support and services for Licensees and Franchisees (Post Office Owners), Mail & Parcel Contractors and Couriers.

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COURIERS

Courier news

October 2, 2015

AFL Grand Final public holiday

Australian Football League AFL

The POAAL National Office will be closed on Friday 2 October for the “Friday before the AFL Grand Final” public holiday in Victoria.

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July 8, 2015

Swiss Post to test drone delivery

Swiss Post is testing delivery by drone

Swiss Post is testing delivery by drone. The autonomous drones being used in the trial have a range of over 10km.

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June 19, 2015

Electric vans in The Netherlands

One of the new electric vans introduced by TNT in The Netherlands

Express parcel delivery company TNT has introduced new electric vans to service Rotterdam and Amsterdam in The Netherlands.

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June 11, 2015

Spectacular Royal Mail braking test

Royal Mail

An unusual photo from the British Postal Museum and Archive.

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Want to be a Courier?

Interested in becoming a courier owner/driver? Do you have your own delivery vehicle?

Learn more in our guide for prospective couriers.

Become a POAAL member

POAAL provides support and services for Licensees and Franchisees (Post Office Owners), Mail & Parcel Contractors and Couriers.

Complete your expression of interest now to become a POAAL member.

Want to be a Courier? Become a POAAL member