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Courier services

An internal courier service is available within your office for sending mail and parcels. 

Who can use courier services

This service is available to:

  • education department corporate offices
  • schools and preschools (government and non-government)
  • TAFE
  • children’s services
  • Department for State Development (DSD).

Operating times

The internal courier bags are distributed and collected Monday to Friday as follows (unless otherwise stated):

 

   

SA government schools

Daily

DSD & TAFE 

Daily

Children's services

As required

Preschools

Twice weekly

Catholic Schools

Weekly

Independent Schools

Weekly (distributed via post only)

Addressing requirements

Please ensure your correspondence is addressed as follows.

Corporate sites

Unit name, receiver's name, round/drop listing.

Schools

School name, receiver's name.

Parcels

Site name and full address details for both the sender and receiver.

Internal Mail

Tracking mail

Mail that is transported within the internal courier bag cannot be tracked.

Parcels can be tracked as long as the sender and receiver's site names are included.

Parcels

If something does not fit through a post box slot it will generally be processed as a parcel.

Articles may also be sent as parcels if:

  • the recipient's mail bag is full
  • the item is deemed fragile
  • the item has a monetary value.

Metropolitan sites 

  1. Clearly have your parcels addressed with both the sender and receiver's site names.
  2. Place parcels in the vicinity of your green courier bag. 

Drivers will collect all parcels unless negotiated with the site.

Larger parcels may require collection by a courier. Please telephone the distribution centre to arrange this.

Country sites 

  1. decddistributioncentre [at] sa.gov.au (Email the Distribution Centre) to notify them of the collection and how many parcels there will be.
  2. The Distribution Centre will provide instructions and consignment labels for each parcel via return email.

The parcels will be collected at the next bag exchange.

Larger items for return to the Special Education Resource Unit may require a special courier. Please phone the Distribution Centre to arrange this. 

Contact

Distribution Centre

Phone: 8234 0140
Fax: 8234 0136
Email: decddistributioncentre [at] sa.gov.au