Australia Post’s Changed Delivery Times: Impact on Contractual Notice Provisions

From 15 April 2024, the Australian Postal Corporation (Performance Standards) Regulations 2019 have been amended so that:

  • for most locations within Australia, ordinary letters will be delivered every second day (rather than every day)
  • Australia Post has an extra day to deliver ordinary letters across Australia
  • Australia Post can change the way it manages priority mail.

The changes will affect the notice provisions in commercial contracts and the time it will take contract default notices to be delivered by post.

Some legislation and company constitutions prescribe that a notice sent by post is deemed to be given on the date when it would have been delivered in “the ordinary course of post”.

The meaning of that expression has now changed.

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David Jacobson

Author: David Jacobson
Principal, Bright Corporate Law
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