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Team Christkind is back at work!

Austrian Post employees make the impossible happen, especially around Christmastime – we are your “Team Christkind”!
Shipping deadlines of the pre-Christmas period

Christmas opening times at our postal branches

The week before Christmas, our postal branches have the following opening hours:

Monday 19 December to Thursday, 22 December from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
and on Friday, 23 December from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

As a matter of course, our self-service areas will be open 24/7.

Please see the table to find out when you have to post your Christmas mail at the latest for it to arrive in time for Christmas (subject to any COVID-related delivery restrictions that might lead to delivery delays. We recommend posting your mail as early as possible).

To see the opening hours of your local postal branch, please visit:

Go to all Austrian Post service locations
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Release delivery authorisation

Many of us are out and about a lot in the pre-Christmas season. But what if you are expecting a parcel? How about receiving your parcels even when you are not home? Our release delivery authorisation makes it happen. Depending on the items’ size, we will either deposit them in your letterbox or at a safe spot of your choice at your home.

Set up now
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How about receiving all your parcels through Austrian Post? This is now possible with our AllesPost service. No matter which delivery service was supposed to deliver your parcel, with your AllesPost address you will be sure to receive all your items through Austrian Post. In addition, all Austrian Post delivery options will be available to you.

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Parcel forwarding

Are you expecting a parcel but know you won’t be home? Not a problem! Just forward your parcel to wherever it’s convenient for you, anywhere in Austria. This will save you unnecessary trips, especially in the pre-Christmas season.

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Parcels for the Christkind

Bring joy to children in need. This year, you have another opportunity to donate gifts and make sure no child is left without a gift on Christmas Eve. Donate now at:

Donate now!
Family parcel stamp

Meine Marke personalised stamps

This might be the most personal gift ever: your photo or a photo of your loved ones on a stamp. Design your Christmas stamps now at

Order Meine Marke personalised stamps now!
Postcast Podcast


Listen to our Xmas PostCast to learn how parcels make their way to happy kids. By listening to our Xmas PostCast, a podcast by Austrian Post, you will be sharing a delivery person's daily routine. Along the way, you will learn a lot about social commitment, our innovative ideas, and the dedication shown by Team Santa Claus, which does such a great job great despite the high workload before the Christmas holidays.

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Christmas card

Send Christmas greeting cards and postcards

It just takes a few clicks, personal photos, and some text: the CardStudio by Austrian Post will bring you even closer to your loved ones. Customised greeting cards are very personal, mean a lot to us and are certainly one of the best ways to surprise someone by sending greetings, sharing memories, or sending congratulations. Especially around Christmastime, let’s show our friends and family how much we care. It just takes a few clicks to create your customised greeting cards in the Austrian Post CardStudio.

Go to Austrian Post CardStudio
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Christkindl post office

The Christkindl post office has become a favourite of children and adults. After all, Christmas greetings sent “via Christkindl” are something truly special, as evidenced by thousands of letters written by children to the Holy child every year. Even though not all dreams come true on Christmas Eve, every child receives a response to their letter.

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Team Christkind parcel tip

Christmastime is the jolliest, but also the most hectic time of the year.
You can make things easy for yourself by using the convenient online services by Austrian Post.

Among others, you can frank your parcels yourself with parcel stamps and post them in our self-service area without having to stand in line or pick uf your items 24/7 at our pickup stations. 

If time is of the essence, our high-speed angel - Post Express is what you need. Learn more about this service in this section.

  1. Kontaktlos Versenden: Kund*in gibt Paket in SB-Zone auf

    Posting made safe

    Use our parcel stamps to frank your parcels in the comfort of your home and then post them at one of our 500 posting stations located in our self-service areas. Alternatively, you can use one of our more than 70 Post stations to post your parcels.

  2. Kontaktloser Empfang: Mann holt Paket aus Abholstation

    Receiving made safe

    You can receive your parcels at one of our more than 500 pickup stations in a convenient, contactless, and safe process. Another highly convenient service is item delivery to a safe spot of your choice at your home. And you don't even have to be home to use this service! All you have to do is set up a release delivery authorisation.

  3. Schneller Versand: Zusteller mit Paket läuft Stiegen hoch

    Swift delivery

    If time is of the essence, Post Express is what you need. All domestic Post Express items are delivered on the day after posting by 1:00 p.m. at the latest. For international items, please use our convenient and swift Post Express International service.