With less than a month until Christmas, Australia Post is keeping Post Office doors open longer at over 170 locations, as it moves into its busiest festive period ever.
Residents in Bowral can visit their local Post Office six days a week during the extended retail hours of 9am to 5:30pm from Monday to Friday, and 9.30am to 1pm on Saturday; and extended parcel hatch access 6am to 5pm Monday to Friday until December 21.
Australia Post post office network general manager David McNamara said extended trading hours would give customers more choice and convenience as they send and receive their Christmas gifts in time for the big day.
“We know Christmas is a really busy time of the year so we are giving our customers greater flexibility to come in and send all their presents, or pick them up, when it best suits them,” Mr McNamara said.
“With the online shopping boom continuing, we’re delivering record volumes and we want to make sure our customers have convenient access to our products and services to help them get ready for the big day.
“Last year we delivered 37 million parcels in December and we’re expecting to exceed that number this year, so it’s all hands on deck at Bowral Post Office.”
Mr McNamara said Australians have shopped up a storm this year, with parcels growing 10 per cent domestically.
“Our customers love the convenience of online shopping and we want to make sure they have a great delivery experience. By keeping our doors open longer, we’re making it easier for them to come in and collect, or send, their parcels.”
Along with extended trading hours, Australia Post customers also have the option of collecting their Christmas gifts at one of 330 free 24/7 parcel lockers across the country, and can track their deliveries more easily with improvements in parcel tracking.
Earlier this month, Australia Post announced a record number of additional workers – close to 3000 – ahead of the busy Christmas period.
Extended trading will continue until Friday, December 21.