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

September 6, 2017

Indexation of some LPO payments

Australia Post has written to all Licensees advising that it is reviewing the indexation arrangement for LPO mail and delivery related payments. POAAL is seeking Licensees’ input on how those payments should be indexed

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September 6, 2017

Royal Mail releases more Star Wars Stamps

Chewbacca

Royal Mail will issue a set of eight Special Stamps to mark the release of the latest Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which launches this December.

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August 25, 2017

Australia Post announces 2016/17 financial results

Cumulative volume loss in addressed letters (FY08 – FY17)

Australia Post today announced a full-year profit before tax of $126.1 million for 2016/17. Parcels profit before tax increased by 4.8% to $299.7 million. Addressed letter volumes fell by 11.8%. The letters business posted a $180 million loss before tax.

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June 29, 2017

New Australia Post Board appointments

The federal government has appointed Paul Scurrah and Deidre Willmott as part-time non-executive directors of Australia Post, each for a term of three years.

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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.

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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

August 25, 2017

Australia Post announces 2016/17 financial results

Cumulative volume loss in addressed letters (FY08 – FY17)

Australia Post today announced a full-year profit before tax of $126.1 million for 2016/17. Parcels profit before tax increased by 4.8% to $299.7 million. Addressed letter volumes fell by 11.8%. The letters business posted a $180 million loss before tax.

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July 5, 2017

Mail and Parcel Contract insurance policies

POAAL offers Mail Contractors the opportunity to access the insurances they need under their contract through the POAAL master policy insurance policies.

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June 29, 2017

New Australia Post Board appointments

The federal government has appointed Paul Scurrah and Deidre Willmott as part-time non-executive directors of Australia Post, each for a term of three years.

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April 10, 2017

Operational Contingency Plans

As part of the 2017 tender call, Australia Post is asking tenderers to provide an Operational Contingency Plan. OH&S advisors Safety For Life can prepare an Operational Contingency Plan.

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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.

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

May 15, 2017

Amazon coming to Australia

Amazon

Amazon plans to be fully operational in Australia by the end of 2018. What will this mean for parcel delivery? Will Amazon turn to crowdsourced delivery options?

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December 20, 2016

POAAL National Office Christmas opening hours

POAAL members will be able to contact the POAAL National Office during the Christmas/New Year period. The National Office will be closed on public holidays and weekends, but otherwise open as per usual.

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September 27, 2016

AFL 2016 Grand Final holiday

Australian Football League AFL

The POAAL National Office will be closed on Friday 30 September for the “Friday before the AFL Grand Final” public holiday in Victoria.

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July 14, 2016

ACCC scams

ACCC logo

The ACCC is warning businesses to watch out for scam emails that claim to be from the ACCC but in fact contain links that can infect your computer with malware.

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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