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

November 12, 2019

Tasmanian meeting – LPO payments

POAAL Tasmania Deputy Chair Chris Rowe, POAAL Tasmania Chairman Chris Dancer, and POAAL's Chris Campbell

POAAL’s Chris Campbell led an energetic discussion on how to increase LPO income under the LPO Payment Scheme at the POAAL Tasmanian meeting held in Ross.

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November 7, 2019

Melbourne meeting – maximising LPO income

A great group of Licensees came to a session featuring POAAL’s Chris Campbell focused on maximising Licensees’ income.

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November 5, 2019

POAAL Podcast 31: Preparing for Christmas peak

POAAL podcast

POAAL’s Bob Chizzoniti¬†discusses how postal operators around the world are preparing for peak parcel volumes.

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September 13, 2019

POAAL Podcast 30: If it packs, it posts

POAAL podcast

As part of the “Sending Made Easy” programme, Australia Post is introducing a flat-rate price structure for domestic parcels under 5kg.

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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.

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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 27, 2019

POAAL meets with Communications Minister

PaulFletcher-landscape

POAAL met with Paul Fletcher, the Minister for Communications. It was a constructive meeting, covering a range of important issues for Licensees and Mail Contractors.

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August 22, 2019

Australia Post announces reduced profit despite growth in parcels

Australia Post

Australia Post has announced a profit before tax of $41 million, down 67 per cent year-on-year. As flagged when Australia Post released its HY19 results, falling letter volumes dragged the profit down.

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August 13, 2019

Asbestos in the mail

Some Australian companies, organisations, and local councils now offer asbestos testing kits – putting everyone involved in mail handling at risk.

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August 7, 2019

Australia Post to seek 10c BPR increase

Australia Post art in nature

Australia Post has announced a proposed increase to stamp prices, to take effect from January 2020.

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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.

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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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COURIERS

Courier news

May 28, 2018

POAAL 2018/19 Courier membership and insurance

POAAL membership renewal notices for 2018/19 have been posted to Couriers. Pay online with your credit card and you can immediately access your invoice and insurance certificate(s).

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November 6, 2017

Melbourne Cup holiday closure

The POAAL National Office will be closed for the Melbourne Cup holiday on Tuesday 7 November.

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October 18, 2017

UPS orders new all-electric trucks

The local zero-emission, zero-noise eCanter

UPS has announced it will use new zero-emission electric trucks from Daimler Trucks’ Fuso brand, called the eCanter.

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September 28, 2017

AFL 2017 Grand Final holiday

AFL Grand Final

The POAAL National Office will be closed on Friday 29 September for the “Friday before the AFL Grand Final” public holiday in Victoria.

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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.

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Want to be a Courier?

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

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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