Australia Post facility to meet eCommerce demand

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An artist's impression of Australia Post's new parcel facility at Brisbane Airport. | Supplied: Brisbane Airport

Australia Post will build Queensland’s second largest sorting facility with a $50m complex set to open at the Brisbane Airport Industrial Park in early 2026.

The StarTrack Premium parcel facility will meet the eCommerce demand generated by a South-East Queensland population projected to grow to more than 6 million by 2032.

Australia Post Group CEO and Managing Director Paul Graham said Queensland continued to experience year-on-year eCommerce growth, with 82 per cent of Queenslanders making an online purchase in the past year.

“This new parcel facility will help us respond to that demand and deliver parcels to customers’ doors sooner. It will not only increase our operational footprint but will also complement our modernisation and regional capacity network program, with 39 network operations sites upgraded in the past 12 months,” Mr Graham said.

“Conveniently located adjacent to Brisbane Airport, this new facility will be able to process up to 176,000 parcels per day in addition to improving team member safety by reducing touch points and manual handling thanks to the installation of both a large and small parcel sorter, each equipped with integrated X-ray screening.”

Mr Graham said Australia Post delivery teams would also benefit from being closer to delivery catchments, reducing their on-road time and ultimately improving services for our customers throughout South-East Queensland.

Brisbane Airport Chief Executive Officer Gert-Jan de Graaff said this would be the largest industrial project ever constructed at Brisbane Airport.

Setting a new standard for sustainability, the 33,600sqm parcel facility will be 5-Star Green Star accredited.

A flyover of the proposed new parcel facility