How long does it take to divert mail?
We need at least five working days to set up your Redirection. If possible, apply at least four weeks before you move.
You can't redirect your mail for free, but you can either pay to redirect your mail or update your address across all providers at the same time.
How do I redirect my Australian post?
To change or cancel your mail redirection, you will need to do so in person at any Australian Post Office by filling out and bringing a Mail Redirection Alter or Cancel Form and valid ID. If you are unable to go to the post office yourself, you can have someone go on your behalf.10-Jun-2022
Redirecting a Parcel To redirect a parcel that is in transit, log into your MyPost account and enter in the tracking number. The tracking page will then display whether a redirect option is available. If it is available, you can select it and enter the new address you want the parcel to be delivered to.24-Jan-2020
Can you redirect mail for someone else?
You can't arrange a Redirection for people who don't live at the same address as you, unless there are special circumstances. We understand there are many things to organise when taking responsibility for someone's affairs.
If you're moving house, you'll want to make sure your mail goes too. Our mail Redirection Service will forward your post to your new address whether it's at home or abroad. Make sure to return your application, along with the payment, at least five days before you want the service to start.
How long can I redirect my post for?
From home addresses: you can renew for three, six or 12 months. From a PO Box®: the maximum Redirection period is six months. Your Redirection can run for up to four years from the original start date. You won't be able to renew beyond this length of time.
You can apply as soon as six months before you move. You can also apply up to six months after you've moved, however we may need to ask you extra questions when you apply for security reasons. Can I apply after I've moved? You can still apply to have your mail redirected up to six months after you've moved.
How much does it cost to forward mail?
If you set up your mail forwarding or change of address service through your post office, it is free of charge. If you opt to go the virtual route to set up mail forwarding, USPS charges a small fee—currently $1.10—to validate your identity with the Online Change-of-Address form.26-Sept-2022
Download and complete the Application to redirect mail form – PDF. Gather your supporting documentation. Visit a Post Office and submit your application with payment.How to apply
How do I change my address for all mail?
Go to USPS.com/move to change your address online. This is the fastest and easiest way, and you immediately get an email confirming the change. There is a $1.10 charge to change your address online. You will need a credit or debit card and a valid email address.04-Aug-2022
An Australia Post spokesperson said the service is designed to make moving home easy. Once ID is provided and some simple paperwork completed, your mail is forwarded from your old address directly to your new one, “leaving you free to focus on your move.”19-May-2022
What happens to mail with wrong address?
If the mailpiece is addressed incorrectly and has no return address, the mailpiece will either be handled by the local Post Office™ or sent to the Mail Recovery Center. If your mailpiece has not arrived within 7 days from its date of mailing, you can: Submit a search request in the Missing Mail application, OR.
No matter what the mistake is, a parcel with an incorrect or incomplete address can cause delays. If you put a return address on the outside of the package, the person that receives it might try to 'return to sender' themselves. Alternatively, they might drop the package off at their local Post Office.05-Jan-2017
What happens if Australia Post delivers to wrong address?
Australia Post should leave a card in the mailbox stating where the item is. If the postal operator delivers an item to the wrong address and it does not return the item to the mail stream, it may not be possible to locate your item. The sender can apply for compensation in this circumstance.
It is a federal crime to open or destroy mail that is not intended for you. The law provides that you can not "destroy, hide, open, or embezzle" mail that is not addressed to you. If you intentionally open or destroy someone else's mail, you are committing obstruction of correspondence, which is a felony.07-Nov-2019
What do you do with mail from previous tenant?
The first action you can take is to leave the mail for the postal carrier with “Return to Sender,” “No longer at this address,” or “Moved” on the envelope. The carrier will take the mail back to the post office of origin.18-Aug-2021
The Postal Services Act 2000 clearly states that it is illegal to open someone's post, or delay it reaching the owner.
How do you check if my mail is being forwarded?
Call 1-800-ASK-USPS and ask to be transferred to the post office in the city where you previously lived if you have not begun to receive your forwarded mail. Talk to the postmaster or clerk in that office to check the status of your address change.29-Sept-2017
We can't redirect: Mail for people who weren't living at the old address. Personal mail from a business address. Items addressed 'To the occupier'
Can I forward my mail for longer than a year?
Extended Mail Forwarding provides customers the ability to extend the forwarding of their mail in six-, twelve-, or eighteen-month increments, not to exceed a total of eighteen months of extended forwarding time. Extended Mail Forwarding is only available for permanent Change of Address.
How long does it take to divert mail?