Most people are surprised that parcels keep moving over the weekends with Australia Post. It has been like that for quite a few years now but everyone surmises that the trucks stop. I often send Queensland parcels on a Friday afternoon and they arrive around Brisbane and thereabouts on the Monday. If the plants are going even further afield I especially like to do them Friday so that if there is some unusual hold up they have the following week to catch up. I don’t even have one parcel a year seriously delayed but it can happen.
Australia Post reliably delivers parcels on time but not necessarily letters which is strange but true. I don’t think letters go in the same trucks as parcels. However there are a lot of changes happening within Australia Post so things could change.
I send plants via Australia Post which is the most convenient over all, however it is getting quite expensive especially as the plants I send are often large and in flower and are not little tubestock.
Postage to ACT, NSW, Vic and S.A. is $19, to Brisbane is $20 closer QLD – $25 Far north Queensland $30. Unfortunately I am unable to post to Tasmania and West Australia.