Australia Post is pathetic. One package sent from Mornington to us about 30 kilometers away went to Sydney first and then back to us. It took 14 days to get to us. An Express package from the next suburb over took a week. Most take at least a week no matter wher thay are coming from. Currently waiting for one from Albury which went to Sydney and has been there for a week now with no updates. Yet, I had one from Sydney from another stacker here mailed that took one whole day, but that was a while back!! A registered letter I sent to Queensland took a week, but there were no email updates even though I signed up for the service. Interrnational Post is really quite variable and it depends on the country. I had a letter from the UK take 17 days to get here - only three days longer than the package from Mornington!!! A letter I sent to the USA from Melbourne took three weeks. Three others coming the other way took 7 weeks (registered and it spent either 10 or 14 days waiting in Sydney depending on the USPS data or the Aus Post data), 4 weeks, and 3 weeks respectively. There has been no mail service from Japan to Australia since April. Australia to Japan is still working, but the transit time is really, really variable. Other countries in Europe have mail service between themselves, but many are no longer sending mail to Australia. I have several postcards in my collection from Austria to Melbourne and Adelaide..................they took about a month to get here back in............................1885.