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Answered Is there a Post Office at MEL?

Scott K

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Aus Post close the MEL post office some years ago. At the airport now is just the customs processing area and some Aus Post street mail boxes.

The nearest office appears to be Find a Post Office, street posting box, Parcel Locker or Parcel Collect location
To further add to this, I would suggest the one in Gladstone Park. It’s just off the freeway and as close as the Tulla one in distance.
Find a Post Office, street posting box, Parcel Locker or Parcel Collect location
This is a full service post facility.

At the airport itself you have a post box for letter and small parcel drops crammed up on the drop-off level out front of Qantas. Bit of a pain to find.
Inside, in the international terminal the airport has a box airside. It isn’t an official post box but it will get transferred.
 

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People still use post offices???
I always thought the idea of a post office (or postal facility) at the airport was genius, like the singpost facilities at Changi. When someone comes in with overweight luggage, they have a choice of either paying through the nose to their airline, or boxing up the less important stuff and sending it home/to family/elsewhere.
 

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I always thought the idea of a post office (or postal facility) at the airport was genius, like the singpost facilities at Changi. When someone comes in with overweight luggage, they have a choice of either paying through the nose to their airline, or boxing up the less important stuff and sending it home/to family/elsewhere.
Good point. I never would have thought of that.
 

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People still use post offices???
I get the “postie couldn’t be bothered getting in the lift” card in the work letterbox pretty regulalry, when getting stuff sent. Then ... I have to use the post office.
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!
 

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At the airport itself you have a post box for letter and small parcel drops crammed up on the drop-off level out front of Qantas. Bit of a pain to find.
Inside, in the international terminal the airport has a box airside. It isn’t an official post box but it will get transferred.
There is another at the bus terminal?
 

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I always thought the idea of a post office (or postal facility) at the airport was genius, like the singpost facilities at Changi. When someone comes in with overweight luggage, they have a choice of either paying through the nose to their airline, or boxing up the less important stuff and sending it home/to family/elsewhere.

And if you have something that isn't allowed through security then you could get a postage paid parcel bag and send it home. In the US this is a good way to not make a forced donation to the TSA.
 

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I always thought the idea of a post office (or postal facility) at the airport was genius, like the singpost facilities at Changi. When someone comes in with overweight luggage, they have a choice of either paying through the nose to their airline, or boxing up the less important stuff and sending it home/to family/elsewhere.
Yes an airport PO would be ideal for all those reasons and...


My son is flying SYD- MEL then Docklands for a 2 day workshop/presentation relating to his HSC major work from 2018. He also has to go in his school uniform. Immediately after the presentation he and the others (ex HSC kids) are escorted to the airport for their flight home.

Simple enough except that instead of flying back to SYD he is going international from MEL and he prefers not to take his rather large major work with him and school uniform OS.

I think I found a Full service PO at Docklands
 

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Maybe what we need is an Uber post? Uber meets you and picks up the package, and then based on a delivery class (immediate/soon/off peak) either drops it off immediately or pops it in the boot for when they are waiting on a fare or maybe even end of their shift if it's off peak. The prices could be similar to uberX for immediate or shared pricing for off peak.

I will be checking my mailbox for the cheque should uber make this a thing.
 

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Maybe what we need is an Uber post? Uber meets you and picks up the package, and then based on a delivery class (immediate/soon/off peak) either drops it off immediately or pops it in the boot for when they are waiting on a fare or maybe even end of their shift if it's off peak. The prices could be similar to uberX for immediate or shared pricing for off peak.

I will be checking my mailbox for the cheque should uber make this a thing.
Isn’t that what a courier is for?
 

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Isn’t that what a courier is for?
Not being facetious here but no.

The whole premise was that there's already a fleet on the road and you'd be able to get someone to pick it up on the spot. Couriers are not nearly that flexible nor are they leveraging any particular economy of scale to make it affordable.
 

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Not being facetious here but no.

The whole premise was that there's already a fleet on the road and you'd be able to get someone to pick it up on the spot. Couriers are not nearly that flexible nor are they leveraging any particular economy of scale to make it affordable.
They used to be back when bike couriers were still a thing. Now they are full of apathetic drivers with no interest.
 
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Not being facetious here but no.

The whole premise was that there's already a fleet on the road and you'd be able to get someone to pick it up on the spot. Couriers are not nearly that flexible nor are they leveraging any particular economy of scale to make it affordable.
Plenty of courier companies do operate like this locally. I used to use a couple in a previous role.
 

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