21 February 2020
Who does this notice affect?
This notice affects those entities that send items by Australia Post to departmental PO Boxes in the following locations.
|Location||PO Box||Closure date|
|Albany||PO Box 5765||31 March 2020|
|Port Headland||PO Box 590||31 March 2020|
|Karratha||PO Box 189||31 March 2020|
|Mackay||PO Box 1517||31 March 2020|
|Geraldton||PO Box 2765||31 March 2020|
|Parramatta||PO Box 4175||31 March 2020|
|Carrington||PO Box 69||31 March 2020|
|Mascot||Mascot PO Box 321
Mascot PO Box 657
Mascot PO Box 3082
|31 March 2020
31 March 2020
31 March 2020
|Tullamarine||PO Box 1006||31 March 2020|
|Port Kembla||PO Box 159||31 March 2020|
|Coolangatta||PO Box 1413||31 March 2020|
|Bundaberg||PO Box 815||31 March 2020|
|Townsville||PO Box 1245||31 March 2020|
|Gladstone||PO Box 1682||31 March 2020|
|Hamilton||PO Box 222||31 March 2020|
What has changed?
The department will be closing a number of PO Boxes around the country. The department’s primary mailing address is now General Post Office Box 858 Canberra. Please note the example address shown below.
Mr Jack Smith
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Biosecurity Operations Division – Perth office
GPO Box 858
Canberra ACT 2601
The GPO 858 address is currently operational and entities are encouraged to use this new address as soon as possible. All incoming mail and freight for a regional office should include the city or town in the address (as per the above example). Entities should be aware that, after the respective closure dates listed above, items addressed to those PO Boxes will NOT be delivered to the department and will be returned to sender.
Following a review of its mail and freight handling procedures, the department has been advised that it should consolidate the number of Post Office Boxes in use. A single primary address for the receipt of the department’s mail will make it simpler for entities to contact the department by mail.
If you have questions regarding this notice please email Property.Enquiries@agriculture.gov.au.