Australia Post will be putting up the prices of its Post Office Boxes again on the 1st February 2014.  The cost of a small Post Office Box will rise to $112. The cost of a small Post Office Box in 2009 was $80, so in five years Australia Post has increased the cost of its small Post Office Box by 40% in 5 years. The rate of inflation in Australia for the same 5 year period was 10.%. Australia Post has increased the price of its Post Office Boxes by 29% above inflation over 5 years.

Since 2004, when the cost of a small Post Office Box was $55, Australia Post has increased Post Office Box prices by 104% over ten years.  Inflation in Australia over the last ten years was 24%. Thus Australia Post has increased its Post Office Boxes by 80% above the inflation rate!

 

po-box-australia