2016 Christmas Delivery Information

Author: Steve   Date Posted:1 December 2016 

With the Silly season well and truly on us, we're ready for a break and some good old fashioned family time. In this article, you'll find our Christmas order cut-off times and our hours during the Christmas & New Year holidays.

Update 16th December: Well we are now into the final week before Christmas and from Monday the only remaining delivery option to still receive your order is Express Post through Australia Post.  Click here to get an estimate delivery day from Australia Post and to check the last day for your postcode.

Note: Same day deliveries fill up very quickly and are generally booked out by 8am each day


As a family business we really cherish the time we have together and as such Toy Playhouse is taking a small break over the Christmas and New Years period to get away and play as a family. We will be clocking off Friday afternoon on the 23rd December and we will be back up and running from Tuesday 3rd January 2017 (oh my gosh 2017...). Any order placed on the site during this time will be shipped on the 3rd January.

Our drivers are also taking a break over this period so no deliveries will be made during the break.

The cut-off times for ordering to receive your order in time for Christmas is as follows;

  • Carbon Neutral Courier Service - Up to the 20th December*
    • Melbourne deliveries - 20th December*
    • Short haul deliveries e.g. to Tasmania, Sydney - 15th December*
    • Long haul deliveries e.g. to Western Australia and far North QLD - 8th December*
  • Australia Post Regular Parcels - Up to the 18th December*
  • Australia Post Express Parcels - Up to 2pm on the 22nd December^^
  • Play with it Now, Same Day Delivery - 2pm 23rd December^

*The above cut-off times and days are a guide only and you should place your order as early as possible to receive it before Christmas.

^^The delivery address must be in the Australia Post Next Day Guaranteed network to be able to order on the 22nd for delivery on the 23rd. Check your postcode here

^In the lead up to Christmas, same day delivery is a very popular delivery option and can book out quickly as there are limited slots available each day. If this happens the option to choose Same Day Delivery will be removed from the site.

More detailed delivery information can be found under the delivery tab on the product page of each product. Delivery times and costs are also outlined on the shopping cart page before you complete your order.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Toy Playhouse and most importantly have lots of fun together and play, play, play...