Australia Post Shipping Rates for Your eCommerce Store

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Australia Post says they’re dedicated to making eCommerce easy. They provide a wide range of web services to support your shipping needs, such as address verification, label printing, and live tracking. Choosing which shipping rate matches your business needs, your budget, and your customers’ expectations can be a tough choice. Thankfully, Australia Post has multiple rates available with different features to match your needs. 

Domestic Shipping Rates with Australia Post

Australia Post Standard delivery

Standard delivery is Australia Post’s most budget-friendly option, however, it typically takes the longest to arrive at its destination. Standard delivery is an excellent option for customers who don’t mind waiting a bit longer for their purchases while saving money. Plus, it never takes too long to arrive domestically. 

Here are the basics:

  • Parcel Post postage from $9.151
  • Estimated 2+ business days delivery
  • Covers all of Australia
  • Parcels up to 5kg are eligible for “If It Packs, It Posts” flat rate postage
  • Suitable for items up to $100 in value. For more valuable items, you can add Extra Cover
  • Optional Signature on Delivery
  • Carbon neutral parcel delivery

Australia Post Express delivery

Express Post is the fastest delivery option for Australia Post. If your package is worth less than $100 and needs to be delivered within even one business day, this is the best option for you. 

Here are the basics: 

  • Express Post postage from $12.151
  • According to Australia Post, “Express Post is our fastest postal delivery option, but current circumstances mean we can’t guarantee next-business-day delivery at the moment. View delivery times.”
  • Parcels up to 5kg are eligible for the “If It Packs, It Posts” national flat rate postage range.
  • Flat rate parcels start at approximately $12.50 and can go up from there based on parcel size purchased.
  • Suitable for items up to $100 in value. For more valuable items, you can add Extra Cover
  • Optional Signature on Delivery
  • Carbon neutral parcel delivery

Australia Post Same day delivery

Australia Post Same day delivery is best for when your customers need their purchases within hours of shipping. For example, if they’re buying perishable food, etc. These shipments are done via StarTrack Courier.

Here are the basics: 

  • Prices vary based on the shipment
  • Estimated 3-hour delivery within CBD and metro network
  • Available within Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart.
  • Carbon neutral parcel delivery
  • Live web tracking

Australia Post MyPost Business for your eCommerce Brand

If your eCommerce business ships more than 5 parcels a week, it is a good idea to sign up for MyPost Business account from Australia Post. Every parcel you send counts towards your overall sending volume, and once a week determines how much savings you receive. 

  • Save up to 40% on domestic and up to 35% on international postage
  • Save 33.3% on Extra Cover for domestic and international parcels

Australia Post International Shipping

Australia Post offers multiple international shipping rates and services to match your needs. They make it easier than ever – and affordable – to reach your customers around the world. 

For a full list of services available for international posts from Australia Post, check out their charges booklet on their website here.

International Post – Services

Australia Post Economy 

  • Weight Up to 20kg, Air (up to 2kg), Sea (2kg to 20kg)
  • Compensation Up to $100 included (only for Registered Post International and Economy products with Signature on Delivery purchased).
  • No Tracking is available for Economy Parcels.
  • Signature on Delivery Optional.

Australia Post Standard 

  • Weight Up to 20kg
  • Compensation Up to $100 included
  • Live tracking is available for all Standard shipments. Tracking notifications are available via email and SMS.
  • Signature on Delivery Optional.

Australia Post Express 

  • Weight Up to 20kg
  • Compensation Up to $100 included
  • Live tracking is available for all Express shipments. Tracking notifications are available via email and SMS.
  • Signature on Delivery Included.

Australia Post Courier

  • Weight Up to 20kg
  • Compensation Up to $100 included
  • Live tracking is available for all Courier shipments. Tracking notifications are available via email and SMS.

Australia Post offers flat rate shipping for International parcels. These packages and boxes are prepaid and guaranteed to be the same price whenever shipped. The cost of flat-rate parcels depends on the destination of the delivery as well as its size. If it can fit within a specific weight or size limit, it can send at a flat rate. 

For Standard shipments, for example, the option of a small satchel to a large box (310 x 225 x 102) is available. Prices range from $18.20 for a small satchel delivered to New Zealand to $135.45 for the rest of the world. More affordable prices are available to other zones, including Asia Pacific, Europe & the UK, and Canada & the USA. 

If you’re unable to decide on a single delivery service to offer to your customers, you can allow your customers to choose from multiple shipping services at your eCommerce checkout by integrating Australia Post shipping services or any other carrier web service APIs. To do this you can hire a developer or use an Australia Post certified shipping plugin or shipping app. If you want to learn more about the multi carrier shipping options, PluginHive can help.


Interested in finding out how PluginHive can integrate Australia Post shipping services right into your Shopify, WooCommerceMagento, or other commerce-based web platforms? Reach out for a conversation with our customer support team.