When you move house it is advisable to redirect your mail so
that no important letters, bills or memberships get left behind at
your old address. The mail redirection service provided by
Australia Post is not only easy to apply for and cost effective, it
also gives you peace of mind to know your mail will move with you
to your new location.
For residential moves or business moves, mail redirection is
easy and it means you don't have to worry about informing your
change of address details with organisations prior to moving, as
all of your mail will arrive at your new address.
With Australia Post all you need to do is either go into an
outlet and fill out an application for mail redirection or go
online. The form is simple to fill out and allows you to allocate
the date from which your mail should be redirected to your new
Whether you need to redirect your mail for a permanent,
temporary or overseas move, Australia Post has an option to suit
your redirection needs. If you are not returning to your old
address, you can select a permanent redirection and have your mail
redirected for one, three, six or twelve months.
If you are returning to your old address and your move is only
temporary, you can allocate a date for the service to end and your
mail will return with you to your old address.
Australia Post needs three working days after you lodge the
application to start the service, so ensure you apply at least
three days before you move.
To safeguard your mail, Australia Post will verify your identity
when you complete your application. Acceptable forms of
identification vary depending on the type of application and how
you are submitting your application.
However, if you apply in-store, Australia Post accepts Photo ID
(Drivers Licence or Passport) or a document with your name and
address or your authorised signature.
The in-store application form for mail redirection allows you to
nominate up to seven names (more if necessary, just attach a
separate form). All mail addressed to variations of the names
listed on the application, will be redirected ensuring all mail is
forwarded to your new address.
If you are moving overseas, you can also apply for an
international mail redirection through Australia Post. Your mail
will be delivered to your new international address with the
exception of any mail that requires custom clearance or signature
Mail of this kind will be returned to sender and marked
undeliverable. Mail redirected to an overseas address can also be
subjected to security related delays.
Post's Mail Redirection service is a great way to ensure that
no important mail will get left behind, when moving house. Apply at
any retail outlet or lodging your application online.