The cost of a basic Australian postage stamp is set to jump, and soon

Karen Barlow
March 28 2024 - 10:54am

The cost of a basic postage stamp will rise next month from $1.20 to $1.50 with the Albanese government announcing it will not oppose Australia Post's plea for financial help amid inflation pressures and historic declines in letter deliveries.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on