If you’re like us and haven’t yet sorted out your Christmas shopping then make sure you read this!

Australia Post’s Christmas cut-off for standard domestic shipping to metropolitan areas ends TODAY (Wednesday December 18) so if you need to buy something online that gets to your doorstep before Santa comes, make sure you sort it out ASAP.

If you’re willing to fork out extra cash for express shipping you can push it back to Monday 23rd, but we highly recommend ordering before then to leave yourself some room for error.

Remote areas should allow six business days for delivery (so you might be a bit late!)

“So we can deliver items as quickly as possible, we ask that the recipient’s address is written clearly and includes a return address on the back of the envelope or package.”

“For those people enclosing any gifts with their cards, consider using padded bags, and for high value items we recommend customers use our registered post or signature-on-delivery services,” an Australia Post spokesman said.