Will my parcel make it for the holidays?

We’ve got your Christmas shipping covered! But it pays to plan early and know your cutoff dates, so whether you’re sending candied walnuts to Cairns or a coffee table book to Colombia, your goodies will get there on time.


To get your parcels delivered before December 25th, make sure you book them for pickup on or before the cutoff date

Domestic cutoff dates for Christmas 2022

Last pickup date: Monday 19 December

As we head into the holiday season, we recommend you send your parcels by these dates to make sure they end up under the tree in time for Christmas.

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Express cutoff dates for Christmas 2022

Last pickup date: Wednesday 21 December

Short on time this holiday season? Sendle Express is a great, speedy option, but be sure to book your parcels to be picked up by these dates to get them there on time. Check our list of pickup suburbs for Express before you book.

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International cutoff dates for Christmas 2022

Last pickup date: Friday 9 December

Go global this year with gifting. You can Sendle parcels anywhere in the world from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

To make sure your parcels arrive by 25 December, check out the last pickup dates by destination.

For example: if you’re sending something to Canada, book for your parcel to be picked up on or before 29 November.

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Top tips for peak season shipping

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sendle-christmas-holiday-cutoff-2022-bullet Pre-pack your top selling items
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sendle-christmas-holiday-cutoff-2022-bullet Offer a friendly (and easy to find!) return policy
sendle-christmas-holiday-cutoff-2022-bullet Book pickups from your door

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Helpful bits and bobs

Sendle is here to help small businesses. In that spirit, here are some little bonuses we’ve provided to help keep you on it this holiday season.

  • Countdown timer: Look out for our countdown timer in your Sendle Dashboard as the date gets closer. It will tell you exactly how many days you have to get parcels on their way. 
  • Printable holiday schedule: Here’s a handy print-out of the Sendle holiday schedules. Magnet it to your fridge, staple it to your desk, sharpie it on your arm!
  • Updates along the way: Keep an eye on your inbox, if there are any changes, we’ll be sending them through!
  • Friendly reminder: If you’ve scheduled a shipment after the recommended date, we’ll let you know. That way you can keep your customers in the loop and avoid disappointment.

Help and Support hours

We are here to help small businesses, both through the slow times and the busy ones. The lead up to Christmas is hectic and our support team will be prepared to untangle things for you. See below for when we’re up, when we’re down, and when we’ll be relaxing with the family.

Support operating hours

24 hours | Monday to Friday

Sendle is closed

24 December | Saturday
25 December | Sunday
26 December | Monday
31 December | Saturday
01 January | Sunday

Why post when you can Sendle this Christmas?

We tap into big business delivery networks and make them available to everyone. It's convenient, affordable, and fully carbon offset. With Sendle, you'll also get these great features…


Free pickup

We’ll pick up your Christmas parcels from your door and deliver around Australia, and the world.


Powerful tools

Everything you need in one place – book in seconds, manage deliveries and keep customers in the loop this holiday season.


Amazing support

Easy access to detailed advice and support, powered by real people who are always happy to help. Think of them as your Christmas elves.