It’s the end of an era in Neutral Bay, with the local post office operating for over half a century set to shut its doors on August 12.
The post office in the May Gibbs Plaza and fronting Military Rd alerted customers to the closure with a note taped to the front window on Thursday morning.
Australia Post confirmed the sudden closure to Mosman Collective on Thursday morning.
An Australia Post spokeswoman has confirmed the branch will cease trading at its current location next weekend, with new premises at Big Bear shopping centre to open on Monday, August 14.
“The new post office site will feature a refreshed interior along with a new bank of self-service parcel lockers, which will be free for customers and available during shopping centre hours,” the spokeswoman said.
“All Australia Post team members will continue their roles as usual at the relocated post office site, which will continue to offer a full range of services.”
Neutral Bay Post Office is located in the May Gibbs plaza, a popular spot for local residents.
Neutral Bay Post Office merged with the old Cremorne outlet in 1971, with Member for North Sydney Bill Graham officially opening the office at 135 Military Rd on September 9.
Local resident Shirley McDonald, who lives in nearby Yeo St, told Mosman Collective the closure was “terrible news”.
“I use the Post Office a few times each week and feel very miffed about this, I don’t drive a car, and it is a major inconvenience to go to Big Bear,” she said.