The Bundaberg South Post Office on Walker Street will be open longer hours in the lead-up to Christmas.
The Bundaberg South Post Office will open six days a week with extended retail hours of 8am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12.30pm Saturday from today until 23 December.
Australia Post spokesman David McNamara said extended trading hours give customers more choice and convenience ahead of the big day and the pre-Christmas sales events.
“This is traditionally our busiest time of year and we have seen sustained growth over the last seven months compared to our 2019 pre-Christmas peak period,” Mr McNamara said.
“With more households shopping online than ever before, we expect this Christmas season to be record breaking.
“The Bundaberg South Post Office has extended its opening times to provide our customers greater flexibility with their sending and receiving in the lead up to the big day.
“Our exciting new range of products available in-store also helps people to spread the merry this Christmas with some fantastic gift ideas.”
Mr McNamara said customers were encouraged to send their presents as early as they can, so their letters and parcels have the best chance of arriving in time for Christmas.
“For delivery within Australia, presents are recommended to be sent no later than Saturday, 12 December for Parcel Post, and Saturday, 19 December for Express Post,” he said.
“Items sent after these dates will still be delivered as quickly as possible, but it will be difficult to get them to their destinations by Christmas.”
Along with extended trading hours, Australia Post continues to manage the impacts of COVID-19 and more parcels than ever before by utilising additional parcel processing facilities, chartering extra freighter flights and hiring more people to help deliver across the country.
Extended trading will continue until Wednesday, 23 December.
The Bundaberg Post Office at 157 Bourbong Street also has extended hours, open 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am to noon on Saturday.
For other post office locations and opening hours, visit here.
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