Australia Post Has 15,805 Postboxes

Australia Post Has 15,805 Postboxes

When was the last time you popped a letter into a postbox? It might have been a while ago, but it won’t be for lack of availability: Australia post maintains 15,805 of the things.

Picture: Ben Yates

Under its community service obligations, Australia Post is required to provide at least 10,000 street posting boxes. According to its annual report, it’s 50% above that number.

Cutting postboxes might help Australia Post some of its other plans, such as six-day-a-week deliveries and introducing computers to the 432 post office branches. Would you miss your local postbox if it disappeared? Tell us in the comments.


  • There’s one a short 5 min walk from my house and I wouldn’t miss it at all because I do not use it. I usually just put any mail I have in the external mail tub at work (stamped, not bludging off the company)

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