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Australian Decimal Postal Rates 1966 - 2009

Domestic Surface & Airmail Rates
for tables of domestic postage rates including internal airmail services within Australia
(under construction; some listings now available)

Overseas Surface Rates
for tables of surface mail postage rates from Australia to overseas destinations
(under construction; some listings now available)

Overseas Airmail Rates
for tables of postage rates for airmail services from Australia to overseas destinations
(under construction; some listings now available)

These are broken down into separate time periods:

1966 (February) - 1973 (September)        Imperial Weight Steps
1973 (October) - 1982 (March)                  Metric Weight Steps (10g first weight step)
1982 (April) - 1999 (September)               Metric Weight Steps (20g first weight step)
1999 (October) - present                            Metric Weight Steps (50g first weight step)

These in turn are broken down further by the type of postal article:
Letters, Postcards & Greeting Cards, Other Articles (Printed Papers, Business Papers, Merchandise), Small Packets, and Parcels 

Special Services
for additional fees payable for services such as Registered Mail, Certified Mail, Express & Priority Mail, Cash on Delivery, Late Fee, etc.

Defence Forces Rates
Australian Defence Forces were entitled to concessional rates of postage, as were British Defence Forces personnel serving in Australia. This table lists the various rates for the period 1966-2010.