Wondering how to write a letter to Santa Claus? Worried about it getting to the big guy on time? Well, here’s what you (and your little ones) need to know about writing to Father Christmas from Australia this holiday season.
According to Australia Post, sacks of letters have already started arriving at the North Pole from eager kids and they say there are some key dates to ensure everyone gets a response before Santa and his elves get busy loading the sleigh for Christmas Eve.
Letters should be addressed to Santa, North Pole, 9999.
Santa Letter Cut-Off Dates
With more than 118,000 letters received last year, Santa needs families to post their letters before 1 December.
How Does It Work?
Santa encourages children of any age to send a letter. They should be addressed to Santa, North Pole, 9999 and they should have a 65c Christmas-card only stamp affixed to the front of the envelope, and a name and return address on the back so Santa knows where to send a reply.
Parents and children who have low vision can receive a large text reply from Santa by sending their letters to Santa Mail (large text), North Pole, 9999. All Santa Mail letters can be placed in any red Street Posting Box or dropped off at your local Post Office.
Look for Santa’s post box at your local Australia Post office.
Australia Post Executive General Manager Retail Catriona Noble said: “Santa Mail is one of those Australian traditions that families look forward to each year, adding a little touch of magic to every household. We want to ensure that Santa has enough time to reply to every child, so we encourage everyone to write and post their letters as soon as possible.”
Australia Post is also launching its annual Christmas stamp collection for 2023, with five enchanting designs that add an Aussie flare to the Christmas story, including the Southern Cross constellation and native flower motifs.