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what do those on the road full time do about mail catching up to them ?
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Reply By: Member - Carl- Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 07:28

Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 07:28
Have a look at "MBE" Mail Box Etc. mbe.com.au

They are specialist at mail forwarding. You get a mailbox but it is called a "suit". Some Gov agencies will not allow you to have a PO Box as an address. In this way your address looks like an apartment.

Just give them a call each week or email and they will clear your box and overnight it to where ever you are at the time.

We use one in Queensland as Qld gov are better at the idea of retired people travelling.
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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 08:13

Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 08:13
Warren,

Assuming there is someone at home to forward mail, a good system is for them to accumulate it for a few weeks, put the lot in a large envelope and send to you c/- a post office. Give them a week's notice of where you expect to be. The PO will hold for a month before returning to sender. (Ensure sender's address is on the back of the envelope.)

To simplify collection, such mail should be addressed to Joe OR Jill Blowe, not Joe AND Jill, so that either can collect it.

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Follow Up By: Member - Carl- Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 14:16

Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 14:16
John is correct. Try also writing "Awaiting arrival" on the envelope.

Becareful sending it to very small PO agencies, as we have found they send then straight back the following day. Remember the guy sorting the mail was not the same guy that designed the space shuttle, if you know what I mean.

We did this all through Africa and found our mail filed under "A" for awaiting arrival.
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Reply By: Stu & "Bob" - Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 08:25

Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 08:25
Another mail forwarding service

http://www.landbase.com.au/


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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 08:43

Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 08:43
We had all our mail sent to a friends PO Box

They opened and told us what it was and if we needed it they would scan a copy and email it to us.
Every now and then they would forward what was needed in an Express bag to a town we would be in the next week.

It cost us about $100 for the year to pay for the express bags.





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Reply By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 15:00

Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 15:00
another one to look at

http://www.keepingyouposted.com.au/index.asp

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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 15:21

Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 15:21
Hi Aussichef

As we have family handle all our mail while we are travelling (we have a post office box), i have no first hand knowledge of mail forwarding companies, but an internet search brings up lots of them - most showing proces so you can compare. So long as your mail is sent to the agency, they hold it and send it on to you where and when you request. Some specialise in scanning your mail which you can then access on a secure website.

For me, family works better, as only the important stuff gets scanned and emailed to me, and we don't even need to see all the bills - just an emailed list of amounts for me to pay. The majority of what comes through the mail is really just 'junk'. Where possible i have elected to get 'paper free' - eg with companies i have shares in, so i just access everything on line. Banking is all done on line. We have never needed to physically receive mail, even when travelling for several months. Even when having to sign documents, i have had the scan emailed, printed it off at a public computer (i don't travel with a printer), signed it and posted back.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 15:24

Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 15:24
Darn not having an edit function!

most showing proces so you can compare - should be PRICES
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 15:32

Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 15:32
Australia Post do require a physical address when you get a Post Office Box. I have a friend who has been living overseas for several years, and i collect her mail and forward anything important to her. Our local PO staff know she is no longer at the address shown (she sold before she left), but are happy to keep on providing the PO Box service. They prefer to leave it at the former physical address than change it to mine.

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