Recieving mail on the road

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 13:02
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Hi gang.
I know this might sound silly, but would like to know the best way to recieve mail whilst on the road...any suggestions would be gratefully recieved!
Bronco
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 13:17

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 13:17
have a search around there was a big thread with plenty of suggestions a while back
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Reply By: Member - Chris D (Newcastle) - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 13:23

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 13:23
Bronco,

Have your friends send all the cheques and parcels of goodies through AustPost to the places you will be according to the callendar of your trip:

Post Restant

Remember to have them put on the outside of the letter when you are expected to pick it up. Also add their return address if it misses you.

It will be waiting at the post office for you with any luck.

Worked well for us on our last big trip.

Chris
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris D (Newcastle) - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 13:25

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 13:25
Ray, that is:

Your name
Post Restant
Post office location, state, postcode

Sorry the Forum protocol removed some of the keys that I used above.

Chris
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 15:23

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 15:23
Not wanting to nit pick, but the correct spelling is 'Post Restante'
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Reply By: JJ - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 13:23

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 13:23
You can have it arranged through your local PO if it is being held there. But our son is home and looks after the place when we're away, so any 'personal' or mail of importance, we just get him to bundle it in to one envelope addressing it to us, C/- nominated PO along the track. Write "To Be Collected" in left hand corner and allow plenty of time for it to get there. The PO holds it for a month, I think.
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Reply By: Member - Andy Q (VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 13:30

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 13:30
G'day Ray, arrange with your post office to forward mail to any destination. You can pre buy postage packs(however many you think you might need) then ring your post office and ask them to send it to your next desigination, in our case we sought of worked out where we would be, in advance, got them to send it there.
Of course there other private companies that do this as well but Aussie Post worked for us.
Hope this helps?
andy
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Follow Up By: madcow - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 13:36

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 13:36
We bought some express post satchels and had someone send ours to the post office marked to "pickup". Most of the time it was in our hands in 3 days.
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Reply By: Member Boroma 604 - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 18:29

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 18:29
Gooday,
We have a post box at local PO, franchised, owner operated, we buy enough 3kkg Express Post Satchels, usally 10 at a time, get discount then, put all the details on them except address, give as many as we think we need to have mail once a week, then we fax them from somewhere C/Park, usually, with where we want it sent to, as previously said usualy there in 2-3 days, overnight to main centres. Have been using this system for 6 years, give the Postmaster & his Wife a couple of bottles of wine for Xmas, great System.
May cost $1-2 to fax but then you don't have to worry about getting address wrong etc, both have a copy if a problem arises.Cheers,
Boroma604.
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Reply By: Member - Bware (Tweed Valley) - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 19:20

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 19:20
Any family willing to help? My wife's parents are on the road and have all their mail redirected to us and we ring them and let them know of any bills or important stuff and only forward what they need. Next time they pass through they collect it all for their records.
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Follow Up By: keepkampen - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 20:33

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 20:33
here is a another option. have heard good rap about them as well. web site

www.ozemail.com.au/-lbase

you can find them in most of the caravan & motorhome mags at the back.
Pete
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Reply By: keepkampen - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 20:47

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 20:47
ok i couldn't get the site up for some resson so i google landbase mail and it was the first one up.
Pete
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