So this we did not expect: far from echoing global trends to kill off mail services, Australia Post is going to start six-days-a-week deliveries across the country next year.
Australia Post says six-days-a-week delivery — which has been offered during the Christmas period in recent years — will become standard in 2015. That year will also see the introduction of a two-tiered postal system, similar to that offered in the UK, where first-class post guarantees next-day delivery, while the cheaper second-class service takes longer.
Post charges went up as recently as the end of March, but that switch included a discounted rate for pensioners and the unemployed. On the whole, this change seems good to us. What do you think?