Sales begin on Wednesday 5 November (registered customers can buy a little earlier) and end on Christmas Eve. All calendars are dispatched from Melbourne, Australia, and all prices quoted are in Australian dollars.
- Online at shop.bom.gov.au
- Telephone by calling 1300 798 789 (Australian customers)
+ 61 3 9669 4653 (International customers)
Bureau of Meteorology,
Locked Bag 20036,
Melbourne VIC 3001
Traditional large calendar (one only) in postal tube
|Melbourne Metro||$22.00 (incl GST)|
|Rest of Australia||$22.00 (incl GST)|
|New Zealand||$22.00 (ex GST)|
|Asia-Pacific||$25.25 (ex GST) - includes India, Japan and China|
|Rest of the World||$26.00 (ex GST)|
Traditional large calendar (multiple copies) in a single flat-pack (all incl GST)
|Rest of Australia||$30.25||$49.00||$70.00||$104.00||$136.00||$185.20||$259.50||$342.50|
Small A4 calendar (one only) in rigid envelope
|Melbourne Metro||$17.00 (incl GST)|
|Rest of Australia||$17.00 (incl GST)|
|New Zealand||$17.50 (ex GST)|
|Asia-Pacific||$18.50 (ex GST) - includes India, Japan and China.|
|Rest of the World||$21.00 (ex GST)|
- Visa, MasterCard or AMEX
- Cheque or money order, in Australian dollars, payable to The Collector of Public Monies
Traditional calendar in postal tube Single copies of the large calendar are rolled and inserted into 60 mm postal tubes and sealed with end caps. Those with Australian addresses are sent via Australia Post's parcel service, while those with international addresses are lodged with Quantium Solutions (formerly Spring Global Mail), flown to the destination country and delivered through the national postal service.
Traditional calendars in flat-pack Multiple copies of the large calendar are packed flat in a single box - one, two, three five, seven, 10, 15 or 20 calendars per box. This option has the potential to reduce damage due to handling, offers cost savings with the larger packs (compared with calendars in tubes), and minimal extra costs with smaller packs. Those consignments with an Australian address are lodged with Australia Post's eParcel service, where the boxes are bar-coded so they can be tracked and traced.
Small A4 calendar in rigid envelope Single copies of the small A4 calendar are packed in sturdy, rigid envelopes. Those with Australian addresses are dispatched via Australia Post's standard mail service, while those with international addresses are lodged with Quantium Solutions.
Australia Post states that it can deliver items about one to five business days after the item is lodged. However, in our experience, calendars can be delivered up to four weeks after lodgement due to the busy Christmas-New Year period.
Australia Post also advises that items are generally delivered between 8 am and 5 pm. If the delivery will not fit into a letterbox and no one is home, the driver will usually return the parcel to the local Australia Post outlet and leave a card in the letterbox notifying the location of the outlet.
Australia Post also has a policy of Safe Drop parcel delivery. If the item will not fit into a letterbox and no one is home, the driver can leave it in a safe location around the home, such as under a carport, veranda or porch, behind a plant pot, or behind a flyscreen door. The parcel must not be visible from the street or susceptible to damage (for instance, from rain). A safe drop notification card will be left in the letterbox indicating where the calendar has been dropped.
More information: Australia Post: Regular Parcel Delivery
Postal Industry Ombudsman, March 2010: Australia Post 'Safe Drop' program: Review of the First Year
Quantium Solutions' delivery time to New Zealand is six to eight days; to the Asia-Pacific region, seven to ten days; and to the Rest of the World, seven to seventeen days. The quoted delivery times are indicative only and are based on average transit times in working days, excluding the collection day. In our experience, deliveries can take up to six weeks.