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 1, 2015

Bendigo meeting

Des Burns (second from left) with some Licensees at POAAL's Bendigo Meet 'n Eat

POAAL Victorian Branch Chairman Des Burns welcomed Licensees from around the Bendigo area to enjoy a beautiful meal and plenty of shop talk at a POAAL Meet ‘n Eat session.

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August 28, 2015

Postage rate increase

Australia Post has announced today that it has lodged a draft notification with the ACCC seeking an increase in the BPR from 70 cents to $1.

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August 28, 2015

Adelaide Licensee meeting

Some of the Licensees at the POAAL meeting in Adelaide. SA/NT Committee member Richard Arrowsmith is second from left.

National and local issues were discussed by Licensees at the POAAL meeting in Adelaide in August. POAAL’s Bob Chizzoniti was the guest speaker.

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August 24, 2015

Perth Licensee meeting

POAAL's Bob Chizzoniti with some of the Licensees at the POAAL meeting in Perth, WA

The strategic direction for Australia Post, the two-speed letters service, and competition in the parcels market were some of the hot topics discussed at the POAAL meeting for Licensees held in Perth.

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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.

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

August 28, 2015

Australia Post to apply for postage increase

Australia Post has announced today that it has lodged a draft notification with the ACCC seeking an increase in the BPR from 70 cents to $1.

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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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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.

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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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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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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