Australia Post is recruiting for more than 4,000 people across the country – the biggest hiring spree in the company’s 210-year history – to help deliver record parcel volumes this Christmas.

Australia Post is seeking nearly 2,900 Christmas casuals across transport and deliveries with a further 300 fixed term full-time and part-time customer contact centre opportunities in Brisbane and regional areas of South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Queensland.

In addition to the Christmas casuals, Australia Post is recruiting around 900 roles in other areas of the business, including across the Post Office network, to help better service customers.

Australia Post executive general manager for people and culture, Sue Davies said this year’s Christmas casuals will bring a welcome boost to a workforce that has been working incredibly hard all year.

“A lot has been expected of our people this year and I am so proud of the way our team has adapted and dealt with the challenges they have faced to keep delivering for Australia across our entire network,” she said.

“In managing all the necessary COVID-safe requirements, including a reduced workforce in our Melbourne facilities during the recent Stage 4 restrictions, our people have gone over and above to provide critical services for businesses and their customers and delivered for over 8.1 million households who have shopped online between March and August alone.

“This is a record-breaking recruitment drive for what we expect to be a Christmas unlike any we have had before in Australia Post’s history. In a year that has been incredibly challenging and impacted people in many ways, we are delighted to be inviting people to join us this Christmas as we deliver across the country.”