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

August 3, 2015

PO Box payments

PO Boxes

Australia Post has advised that there is a discrepancy between the number of PO Box reactivations claimed for Licensees for the period April 2015 to July 2015 and the actual number subsequently identified through system interrogation. As a result, a number of Licensees have been underpaid by Australia Post.

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June 25, 2015

New Retail Award rates from 1 July 2015

Workforce Guardian

The Fair Work Commission issued its Annual Wage Review decision regarding minimum Award pay rates. The Commission’s decision will increase the minimum wage rates in Awards by 2.5%. Workforce Guardian has prepared a summary of the new Award rates.

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June 23, 2015

LPO e-commerce websites, and Minimum Payment Allowance

POAAL podcast

Ben Franzi from Australia Post joins us to discuss the LPO e-commerce website trial. We also discuss Minimum Payment Allowance.

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June 10, 2015

Redeveloped Tahmoor LPO officially opened

Phil Magennis (left) and Bruce Billson cutting the ribbon

Bruce Billson, the Federal Minister for Small Business, officially opened the newly redeveloped Tahmoor LPO.

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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.

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

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.

View an archive of our covers and overview of contents.

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MAIL CONTRACTORS

Mail contractor news

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 25, 2015

Pay your 2015/16 POAAL membership and insurance online

Contractors can renew their POAAL membership and insurance online – and there are no credit card fees when you pay online!

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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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Mail contractor meetings and events

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.

Resources

Popular news

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.

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

Want to be a Contractor? Become a POAAL member

COURIERS

Courier news

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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

June 11, 2015

Spectacular Royal Mail braking test

Royal Mail

An unusual photo from the British Postal Museum and Archive.

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April 28, 2015

Delivery to your car

DHL Audi Amazon

A new delivery trial in Germany will test delivering parcels to car boots, where the delivery driver uses a smart phone app to find the car and unlock the boot.

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Courier 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.

Resources

Popular news

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