A frustrated shopper has left a cheeky note for an Australia Post courier after they failed to receive their packages despite being home at the time.
The customer posted an image of the note to the Australia Post Complaints Facebook page on Monday, causing a heated debate among shoppers.
‘Aus Post Deliverer: I am home,’ the note read, which was taped to the front fence of their Brisbane home.
The cheeky note reignited claims Australian posties were not attempting deliveries, instead leaving cards in mailboxes asking customers to collect from the post office.
A Facebook user has shared a cheeky note they left for an Australia Post delivery driver (pictured)
‘I have tried this by sticking a note on my mailbox, and still received a “we missed you” card,’ one person claimed.
‘I do that too! I place it over the letterbox slot so they can’t put a card in! I can’t believe we have to do this,’ commented another.
‘Good luck,’ added a third.
Other Facebook users took the opportunity to criticise the poor practices of some Australia Post delivery drivers.
‘Watched an auspost driver today get out of a van walk up and drop the item at front door and left didn’t even bother knocking,’ claimed another.
The original author of the note later revealed it was a success after the package was delivered to their front door by an Australia Post worker.
The author of the cheeky note later revealed it worked with their package was delivered to the front door (pictured)
‘He delivered it and did not leave a card,’ they wrote in the comments thread accompanied by an image of the postie.
Australia Post has made changes to its delivery policy that avoids ‘unnecessary contact’, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Signatures are now longer required for deliveries and ID is checked at a safe distance under the new policy changes.
Australia Post told Daily Mail Australia its staff were working harder than ever to ensure packages were delivered to homes.
‘Our posties and drivers are instructed to knock at the door three times and call out before leaving a card or safe-dropping a parcel,’ it said.
‘We regularly remind our people of our policies, and what we expect of them to ensure our customers receive a great service.
‘Sometimes however, our people will leave a card without knocking because of access or safety issues – such as an off-leash dog – and this could happen even when a customer is home.’
Australia Post confirmed it only leaves a delivery collection card under special circumstances (pictured, stock image)