Australia Post worker sparks outrage – but can you see why?

Josh Dutton
·News Reporter
·2-min read

An Australia Post worker has been criticised online after he was snapped riding along a footpath with an important piece of equipment missing.

The photo, taken at Chirnside Park in Melbourne’s northeast, was shared on Facebook on the weekend.

The postie is seen waiting at a traffic crossing and isn't wearing a helmet or gloves.

An Australia Post worker on a bike pictured without a helmet at Chirnside Park.
This Australia Post worker was pictured not wearing a helmet at Chirnside Park. Source: Facebook

It is not clear if he’s on duty.

People were critical of the delivery rider for not wearing safety gear.

“No helmet, no gloves, no rules for Australia Post,” one man wrote.

Australia Post 'working to address' concerns

An Australia Post spokesperson told Yahoo News Australia it is aware of the incident and "working with this individual" and delivery teams "to address this".

"The safety of our people is our highest priority and we have strict guidelines pertaining to the use of personal protective equipment, including the wearing of helmets and gloves by all posties when they are operating a motorbike, electric bicycle or electric delivery vehicle," the spokesperson said.

Helmets are mandatory on cyclists in Victoria.

Failure to wear a helmet can attract a $200 fine.

Customer furious at Australia Post delivery method

It's not the first time an Australia Post staffer has caused fury online.

Earlier this month, a customer took to social media to vent about the alleged actions of a postie who took an unusual shortcut when delivering their mail.

Instead of depositing it in the letter box, the worker simply put the letters under the windscreen wiper of a car parked at the residence.

Not the best effort. Source: Facebook/AusPost Complaints
Not the best effort. Source: Facebook/AusPost Complaints

Unfortunately it was a rainy day and the mail ended up getting drenched.

"Can’t help but laugh," they wrote on Facebook in a group set up to complain about Australia Post.

"Not like there’s no mailbox out the front. Too hard to get off the bike."

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