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Australia Post reveals how kids can get a letter from Santa - but time is running out

With Christmas just around the corner, Australia Post is calling on children across the nation to roll out the paper, secure some stamps and get their Santa letters in the mail.

This year is going to be extra special for youngsters, as children are encouraged to send drawings, songs or photos, and Santa Claus has promised to send replies in extra big, easy-to-read text or even braille.

Sacks of letters have already started arriving at the North Pole and Australia Post says they need your letters soon to ensure everyone gets a response before Father Christmas and his elves begin loading the sleigh for Christmas Eve.

Girl writing letter to Santa Claus to be delivered by Australia Post
This year, Australia Post is encouraging kids to send Santa drawings, photos or even songs. Source: Getty

How to get a letter from Santa

Kids have until Friday 2 December to send their letters, which should be addressed to Santa, North Pole, 9999 with a 65c Christmas card-only stamp affixed to the front of the envelope, and a name and return address on the back so Santa knows where to send his reply.

Parents and children who have low vision can opt in to receive a large text reply from Santa by sending their letters to Santa Mail (large text), North Pole, 9999.

"We want every child to be able to have the joy of getting in contact with Santa, so this year, our program is open to any form of communication - be it a letter, drawing, song, or photo. In return, kids will receive a response from Santa that suits their accessibility needs, including large print or braille formats," said Australia Post's General Manager of Retail Operations, Josh Bannister.

Track your Santa letters

Follow the below handy tips to track letters on their journey to the North Pole:

  • Brainstorm - Head to the Santa Mail page on the Australia Post website to download a handy template to get the ideas bubbling, with prompts for parents and teachers.

  • Write, draw, sing - Put pencil to paper to write your letter, or this year, to support different accessibility needs, children can even sing a song, draw a picture or send a photo outlining their wish list.

  • Send - We're a long way from the North Pole so make sure you send your letters by Friday 2 December.

  • Track - Follow the magic with Australia Post's Santa Mail Tracker.

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