MAIL-ORDER sales of the Australian Weather Calendar are conducted by Publicis Loyalty Pty Ltd, on behalf of the Bureau of Meteorology. Sales begin on Wednesday 7 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.
9am-5pm eastern summer time, Mon-Friday
1300 798 789 (local call cost)
+61 2 8030 1903 (international)
Weather calendar sales
Publicis Loyalty Pty Ltd
Locked Bag 12999
A'Beckett Street P.O.
MELBOURNE VIC 8006
1300 732 173 (local call cost)
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||$25.00 (ex GST) - includes India, Japan and China|
|Rest of the World .||$25.50 (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 calendar (one only) in Jiffy bag
|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)|
- Cheque or money order, in Australian dollars, payable to Publicis Loyalty Pty Ltd
- Visa, Mastercard, Diners or AMEX
(credit card statements will list Calendar Sales Loyalty Millers Point as the vendor).
Traditional calendar in postal tube Single copies of the large calendar are rolled and inserted into 60mm 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 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 courier service, which barcodes the boxes and enables them to be tracked and traced.
Compact calendar in Jiffy bag Single copies of the new small (A4) calendar are packed in sturdy Jiffy bags (Rigi Bag #4). Those with Australian addresses are dispatched via Australia Post's standard letter service, while those with international addresses are lodged with Quantium Solutions.
Australian deliveries Australia Post states that it can deliver items about one to five business days after the item is lodged. However, in our experieince, calendars can be delivered up to four weeks after lodgement due to the busy Christmas-New Year period.
It also advises that items are generally delivered between 8am and 5pm. 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 from rain, for instance. 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
International deliveries Quantium Solutions' delivery time to New Zealand is six to eight days; to Asia is seven to 10 days; and to the Rest of the World is seven to 17 days. The quoted delivery times are indicative only and are based on average transit times in working days, excluding the collection day. Deliveries can take up to six weeks, in our experieince.