Postal services

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.

Australia Post price rise proposal received

Australia Post has submitted to the ACCC for assessment a proposal to increase the price of its ordinary letter services, including stamps.

Australia Post operates a two-speed letter service, which was introduced for consumers in 2016.

Under Australia Post’s proposal, the basic postage rate charged for ordinary small letters delivered to its regular timetable would rise from $1.00 to $1.10.

The price of delivering ordinary large letters at the regular timetable would rise by 10 per cent.

Draft price notification

Australia Post has provided the ACCC with a draft price notification proposing to increase prices of ordinary letters delivered at the regular timetable by 10 per cent. This includes an increase of the basic postage rate for ordinary small letters delivered at the regular timetable from $1.00 to $1.10.

Australia Post - letter pricing 2015

Australia Post has provided the ACCC with a draft price notification regarding proposed price increases for letter services. Australia Post is proposing to introduce a basic postage rate of $1 for letters delivered at a new slower timetable, which allows up to an extra three business days for delivery to occur. Postage stamps for letters delivered at the current timetable cost 70 cents. Australia Post’s proposal also includes price increases for the delivery of large letters.