[NSW] Free Post Office Box for The Homeless in Select Sydney Locations (Agency Introduction Required) @ Australia Post

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Obviously Targeted and not for everyone but a great initiative. Get a free PO Box with Mail2Day service in select Sydney locations if you’re homeless or doing it tough. I’m sure more details will be on the Australia Post site shortly.

PO Box Locations are:

The new service will be offered at the following Australia Post branches.

• Australia Square: 264a-278 George Street, Sydney

• Darlinghurst: 1/1-19 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

• Haymarket: Shop 13, 477 Pitt Street, Sydney

• Potts Point: 50-58 Macleay Street, Elizabeth Bay

• QVB: 44 Market Street, Sydney

• Royal Exchange: 38-40 Pitt Street, Sydney

• Strawberry Hills: 219-241 Cleveland Street, Redfern

• World Square: Shop 1048, 644 George Street, Sydney

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Comments

  • +4 votes

    I predict the next promotion from Australian Post will be Free card board Boxes.

    • +3 votes

      To play with???

      • +1 vote

        No, to live in.

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        To build a cardboard shelter, what you try to suggest then

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        Could be a bigger marketing stunt, as the AUS POST logo is printed on the cardboard boxes

        • +3 votes

          I don't see this as a stunt.

          Go out and tell your local homeless folk about this deal. See, no longer a stunt - just the spreading of love.

          • -4 votes

            @TheGhostWhoWalks: How about tell them to get a job 1st

            • +5 votes

              @helloeatty: How about you get some perspective and lose your ignorance first? Not everyone has the same opportunities, same health, same circumstances, same balanced upbringing. All taxpayers have been recipients of PLENTY of government assistance, so before you go pointing fingers you might like to reflect of how much welfare you've received from birth onwards, and then if that doesn't hurt your brain too much you could also contemplate the many advantages you may have had that some never had - including perhaps a loving family upbringing, decent schooling, etc.

              • +8 votes

                @Possumbly: You're messing with @helloeatty's self-conception there.

                These folk all think they're purely self-made. No notion at all about middle-class welfare. Things like family benefit payments, superannuation tax concessions, etc etc.

                • +2 votes

                  @TheGhostWhoWalks: Yes it's a common thread among certain groups, esp those who love to target others. The list of middle and upper class welfare would fill pages and the cost is enormous, and that's without the cash economy and trades and business operating outside tax laws. Much of our "welfare" is relatively well-spent (eg "free" education/health) but as you say the self-made notion is total rubbish in pretty much every case.

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      Nintendo already in the market of premium cardboard living

  • +2 votes

    LOL Nice entertaining thread look like the trolls have caught some fish .

    Keep at it . The extra exposure might help a needy person get a prime location PO Box .

  • -2 votes

    How people will be notified that something has been delivered to your PO box ?

    • +1 vote

      That is outlined on the Australia Post website.

      In before the inevitable "Why do homeless people need an email address?" or "How can they afford a phone or computer if they're homeless?" troll follow up question.

  • +2 votes

    Was some sort of competition that I wasn't made aware of announced at the start of the year for the least appropriate OzBargain bargain post?

  • +2 votes

    I wouldn't classify myself as "homeless", but I am on the road more often than not and don't generally have a fixed address. If I was based in Sydney I can see how this would be useful.

    Personally I use Australia Post's Parcel Collect service a fair bit (just get parcels delivered to my nearest PO) and for the very few physical letters I need to receive (e.g. rates notices from councils that are still living in the 1950s in terms of their processes) I use HotSnail.

  • +1 vote

    It's a nice idea but it's redundant as many homeless services and shelters accept mail for rough sleepers and transient homeless people all ready.

  • +11 votes

    This is fantastic. Thank you AusPost. Now let's address the horrific system of inequity that led to this, that'd be good.

    I've been homeless, it was terrible. Most people who're homeless have had terrible lives, often with disabilities. For me, I was a university graduate with no drug issues, and even I fell into that hole. It is harsh.

  • +1 vote

    Don't they always say that "Home is where the heart is"…If you're single, doesn't that make you homeless? Would that qualify you for this deal?🤔

    On a more serious note, the stats are scary : on any given night 1 in 200 australians are homeless and the main cause is domestic and family violence.

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