The U.S Postal Service has TEMPORARILY suspended First Class Package International Service (as of September 3, 2021) and Priority Mail International (as of September 17, 2021) delivery to Australia, due to COVID-19 transportation cancellations and restrictions.
Priority Mail Express International delivery is unaffected, and mailpieces will be delivered as usual.
If your First-Class Package International Service or Priority Mail International shipment is already on its way, the international carriers will mark it as “Mail Service Suspended — Return to Sender” and return it to you. When service to the target country is discontinued, the USPS will issue a full refund of the shipping expenses paid.
Alternate Delivery Options to Australia
If you have a shipment you need to send to Australia during this suspension period, we recommend you use GlobalPost International Standard.
GlobalPost International Standard gets door-to-door tracking capabilities to over 200 countries and uses a network of postal carriers which provides a similar service to First Class Package International Service at a lower rate.
If you don’t see GlobalPost International Standard as an option in your shipping software, contact Customer Care at 1-888-434-0055 (open Monday to Friday, 6 am to 6 pm PT) to request access to GlobalPost carrier services.