Postal services

Australia Post's price increase for letters not opposed

The ACCC does not object to Australia Post’s draft proposal to increase the price of its reserved ordinary letter service by 9.1 per cent.

Under the draft proposal, Australia Post intends to increase the basic postage rate, which is the price to deliver ordinary small letters, from $1.10 to $1.20. It also intends to increase the price of ordinary large letters up to 125 grams from $2.20 to $2.40, and the price of ordinary large letters between 125 grams and 250 grams from $3.30 to $3.60.

ACCC view

The ACCC has decided not to object to Australia Post's draft proposal to increase the price for its reserved ordinary letter service by 9.1%.

Call for submissions on Australia Post price proposal

The ACCC is calling for submissions on Australia Post’s draft proposal to increase the price of its basic postage rate from January 2023.

Australia Post proposes to raise the basic postage rate from $1.10 to $1.20, which is also the price to deliver reserved ordinary small letters. Australia Post has also proposed an increase to the prices for reserved ordinary large letters, from $2.20 to $2.40 for letters up to 125 grams and from $3.30 to $3.60 for letters between 125 grams and 250 grams.

Ordinary letters rate increase not opposed

The ACCC has decided not to object to Australia Post’s draft proposal to increase the prices of ordinary letter services delivered to its regular timetable, including the basic postage rate (BPR) from $1.00 to $1.10.

Australia Post is not proposing to increase the price of priority labels (50 cents), concession stamps (60 cents) or stamps for seasonal greeting cards (65 cents), such as Christmas cards.