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Courier services

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Further information

Insurance

Insurance is an optional extra for courier items.

Ensure that insurance is selected on the MDR-05 International Mail and Courier or MDR-04 Local and Interstate Mail and Courier forms.

For high-value insurance cover you should contact the UWA Insurance Manager.

Special delivery services

Services such as registered post within Australia are available. This includes mail that requires a signature and is under 500 grams.

Dangerous or prohibited goods

These should not be sent before first contacting UniMail.

It is illegal to send jewellery or money (notes or coins) by Australia Post or overseas courier.

Folding and inserting

UniPrint in conjunction with UniMail provides a comprehensive bulk mailing service to the University community.

UniPrint can mailmerge your documents and automatically insert up to six items in either DLX or C4 size envelopes.


  • Contact UniMail
  • Mail bag delivery points

Whether you need something couriered across town or across the world, we can arrange to do it for you.

  1. Metropolitan courier service
  2. Country WA courier service
  3. Interstate courier service
  4. Overseas courier service
  5. Inwards courier service

Metropolitan courier service

UniMail co-ordinates a range of door to door metropolitan courier services.

  1. Premium rush with an average door-to-door time of 1.5-2.5 hours. The cut-off time is 2pm Mondays-Thursdays and 1pm Fridays.
  2. Premium same day with an average door to door time of 3-5 hours. The cut-off time is 2pm Mondays-Thursdays and 1pm Fridays.
  3. Overnight door-to-door service. The cut-off time is 3pm daily.

You can send your parcel to UniMail with an accompanying MDR-04 form:

For large parcels requiring collection or urgent deliveries fax your form to UniMail on (+61 8) 6488 7921.

Note: courier addresses should be typed and must be a street address; post office box numbers are not accepted.

The MDR-04 form must be completed – pads of forms are available at your cost centre or UniMail.

Country WA courier service

All courier items need to be at UniMail by 3pm for processing.

Most major towns, from Albany in the south, Kalgoorlie in the east and Carnarvon in the north, have an overnight air or road service. For small towns or those further afield it is best to speak to UniMail staff for advice on available services.

You can send your parcel to UniMail with an accompanying MDR-04 form:

For large parcels requiring collection or urgent deliveries fax your form to UniMail on (+61 8) 6488 7921.

Note: courier addresses should be typed and must be a street address, post office box numbers are not accepted.

The MDR-04 form must be completed – pads of forms are available at your cost centre or UniMail.

Contact UniMail if you require a quote. We will need to know the delivery address, weight and approximate dimensions to confirm a price.

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Interstate courier service

An overnight air interstate courier service is available to most inner suburbs of capital cities. Outer suburbs or regional areas cannot be guaranteed overnight. It is best to speak to UniMail staff for advice on available services. Note: deliveries to Canberra or Darwin cannot be guaranteed overnight

Interstate road courier service may be considerably cheaper (particularly for large or heavy items) but on average take four to seven days, depending on the location.

You can send your parcel to UniMail with an accompanying MDR-04 form:

For large parcels requiring collection or urgent deliveries fax your form to UniMail on (+61 8) 6488 7921.

Note: courier addresses should be typed and can be a street address, or a post office box with StarTrack only; all other interstate courier jobs by road or air must be street address deliveries only.

The MDR-04 form must be completed – pads of forms are available at your cost centre or UniMail.

Contact UniMail if you require a quote. We will need to know the delivery address, weight and approximate dimensions to confirm a price.

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Overseas courier service

All courier items need to be at UniMail by 3pm for processing.

The overseas courier service is used when security and a signature as proof of delivery are required for a document or article. The courier service is quicker than airmail. If requested, UniMail will track and trace the consignment. For large or heavy items, we advise you to request a quote.

The declaration on the form must be completed for all articles other than printed matter under 500g when sending articles by overseas couriers. It is a criminal offence to give misleading information.

Articles other than printed matter must also be given a value in Australian currency, with the exception of articles being sent back to an overseas manufacturer for repairs, which should state the value in the currency of the overseas country.

Telephone and/or facsimile numbers of the proposed receiver of the article should be stated on the MDR-05 form:

Articles being sent back to an overseas manufacturer should be accompanied by a photocopy of the original import documents, warranty or purchase order. If this is not supplied, import and customs duties may be charged.

You can send your parcel to UniMail with an accompanying MDR-05 form:

For large parcels requiring collection or urgent deliveries fax your form to UniMail on (+61 8) 6488 7921.

Note: courier addresses should be typed and must be a street address; post office box numbers are not accepted.

Contact UniMail if you require a quote. We will need to know the delivery address, weight and approximate dimensions to confirm a price.

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Inwards courier service

UniMail can arrange for the delivery of items from overseas and interstate locations back to UWA.

It should be noted that courier services from overseas are more expensive than sending from Australia.

The country the item is sent from sets the rates. Further information regarding costs and requirements should be obtained from UniMail on (+61 8) 6488 3035 and (+61 8) 6488 3021.

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