Australia Post worker praised for 'fabulous' act - but not all agree

An Australia Post worker has been praised for a “wholesome” act while delivering a package to a home in Western Australia.

A woman shared a picture to a local Facebook group that showed how the postie went to great lengths to ensure her package would not be stolen from the front of her home in Baldivis, south of Perth.

The picture shows her recycling bin pulled up to her front door to hide the package the postie rested behind it.

“When you ask for your parcel to be put behind the bin if you’re not home,” she wrote alongside the picture.

Dozens applauded the postie for following the instructions, with one describing the act as “wholesome”.

“This is fabulous,” one wrote.

“Good effort. I can’t even get the postie to post the mail properly. Always leaves stuff hanging out of the mailbox,” another said.

“Ingenious,” a third added.

A recycling bin outside a home hides a package delivered to a woman in Western Australia.
A woman shared pictures of the lengths her postie went to. Source: Facebook

However some did say the postie’s move made it obvious a package had been delivered.

“Not sus at all,” one said.

“Not obvious at all,” somebody else sarcastically claimed.

“It’s good on them to do this, but now everyone is going to know you have a parcel and probably get taken,” another said.

Australia Post told Yahoo News Australia it was proud of the delivery service it provided and commended the postie for making the extra effort to make sure the customer’s parcel was delivered safely.

The postie’s thoughtful act comes months after a woman complained several Christmas presents arrived in Queensland completely destroyed.

When the package arrived, Australia Post delivered with it a note explaining the parcel had been damaged.

An Australia Post worker rides a motorbike.
The postie was praised for the "wholesome" act. Source: AAP

Not only were gifts like shirts, underwear and a handbag totally shredded, but several items were missing from the parcel, including aftershave.

Ms Martin told Yahoo News Australia she had spent approximately $600 on the gifts.

Australia Post apologised for the matter.

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