In 1960, Australia Post handled 50% of the three billion message transactions that took place that year.
Today, mail makes up 19% of the 24 billion messages sent, which means that while market share has diminished, the volume of mail posted has continued to rise at an average rate of 4% p.a. The largest change has been the increase of mail between businesses and households. Financial mail, home shopping and direct mail are adding to this growth of mail.
Australia Post is constantly working on new technologies and regularly introduces improved ways of delivering products and services that meet the business and social needs of Australia. It is recognised as one of the world?s top postal enterprises and provides a benchmark for quality standards and practices in postal services.
The facility at Sunshine is the main parcel facility for Melbourne.