JUST LIKE most of the year 2020 so far, Christmas deliveries for this year will take a little longer, according to Australia Post and Sendle, the country’s two main shipping alternatives.
In a nutshell, if you want your yeast or essences to arrive before December 25, 2020, you need to note the following cut-off deadlines.
Autralia Post say they’re working hard to deliver your letters and parcels as safely and quickly as possible, but delivery for Christmas will take longer this year as they manage the impacts of COVID-19 and more parcels than ever before.
Catching the Post as early as you can, and by the dates advised, means your letters and parcels will have the best chance of arriving in time for Christmas.
They’ll still deliver items sent after these dates as quickly as possible, but it will be difficult to get them to their destinations by Christmas.
AUSTRALIA POST – Australia-wide
- Send Parcel Post by Saturday 12 December 2020.
- Send Express Post by Saturday 19 December 2020.
For sending letters within Australia this Christmas, Australia Post’s standard delivery timeframes apply.
Sendle, comprising Couriers Please and Fastway Couriers, have let us know that while they’re still some weeks out from bells jingling and a large bearded man jostling down our chimneys, it never hurts to be prepared.
So, mark your calendar and set multiple reminders, because their Christmas cut-off dates are now live!
SENDLE – Australia Wide
To get your parcels under the tree in time for Christmas, book a pickup on or before these cutoff dates.
- DECEMBER 3: Long-haul national deliveries (deliveries to or from Western Australia, Far North Queensland and remote areas.
- DECEMBER 14: Short-haul national deliveries (Interstate metro areas or same-state regional areas
If you’re tryiog to fit a run or two wort runs in so you can enjoy the Christmas/New Year break a little more energetically, don’t forget to add a week or so to your time frame!
Until next time… Happy Distilling!