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 31, 2017

Kingston (Tas) Licensee meeting report

POAAL Tasmanian Branch Chairman Chris Dancer welcomed Licensees from around southern Tasmania for a meal and discussions on current issues affecting Licensees and the postal sector.

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May 22, 2017

Launceston Licensee meeting report

POAAL Tasmanian Branch Chairman Chris Dancer with new Committee member Kate

Licensees from around Northern Tasmania met for Sunday lunch in Launceston on 21 May. POAAL Tasmanian Branch Chairman Chris Dancer hosted the meeting and led a discussion on a range of issues important to Licensees.

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May 11, 2017

WHS obligations for Licensees

POAAL podcast

Safety For Life’s Caroline Kingston explains some of the Workplace Health & Safety obligations on Licensees, and how Licensees can meet those obligations.

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May 9, 2017

Perth meeting report, May 2017

POAAL WA Licensee meeting May 2017

The future of the LPO network was the focus of Bob Chizzoniti’s presentation at POAAL’s meeting for Licensees in Perth in May 2017.

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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

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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April 5, 2017

Jumbo-size mailboxes in the USA

An example of the new larger mailbox

Customers in the USA can now purchase bigger mailboxes that accommodate larger packages delivered by the US Postal Service.

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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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November 30, 2016

Posties supporting the elderly

posti befriending

Finnish postal operator Posti is launching a new service to support elderly Finns in outdoor activities. This is the latest of Posti’s initiatives for its delivery officers that go beyond traditional letter delivery.

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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