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

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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March 19, 2017

Legal analysis of AP’s changes to the LPO Agreement

POAAL podcast

A leading and successful commercial lawyer analyses Australia Post’s changes to the LPO Agreement and what it means for you and your business.

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March 19, 2017

Mackay meeting report

POAAL Queensland Branch Chairman Jenny Patroni (second from right) with some of the Licensees at the POAAL meeting in Mackay.

POAAL welcomed Licensees from all over Far North Queensland to the POAAL lunch meeting in Mackay – including one Licensee who drove ten hours to get to the meeting!

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March 8, 2017

Melbourne meeting review

POAAL Victorian Branch Chairman Des Burns with some local Licensees at the POAAL meeting in Melbourne

Licensees from all around Victoria and from interstate heard a leading successful commercial lawyer analyse the unilateral changes Australia Post is making to the LPO Agreement and how those changes disadvantage Licensees.

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Post office meetings and events

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.

View an archive of our covers and overview of contents.

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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.

Read more...

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

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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.

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

Want to be a Contractor? Become a POAAL member

COURIERS

Courier news

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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June 25, 2016

Kings Transport goes electric

Kings Transport

Australian transport company Kings Transport has announced that it will order nine electric vehicles from SEA Automotive.

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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