THERE'S a sure-fire way for children to get their requests to Santa before Christmas, with Australia Post opening a postal service to the North Pole.
The services has completed deliveries for the past 40 years and children can post their letters at Orange Post Office until December 13 so Santa has enough time to pack his sleigh.
Last year, more than 130,000 letters and wishlists from across the country were delivered to the North Pole, with children also able to follow their envelope's progress via Australia Post's online Santa Mail tracker.
Orange postal manager Fiona McGinley said Santa Mail letters could be placed in any dedicated Santa Mail box or red street postbox.
"It is a fun way to encourage children to practice their writing skills and learn how to address and post a letter," she said.
The Santa Mail website also offers writing tips and decorative Christmas templates.
Send festive letters to Santa, North Pole, 9999 with a 65-cent Christmas stamp on the front of the envelope, with the child's name and return address on the back so Santa can send his reply.
Free postcards are also available.
Those with low vision can opt-in to receive a large text reply from Santa by sending their letters to: Santa Mail (large text) North Pole, 9999.
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