Ilfracombe - Come and share our wonderful town. You're most welcome!
 
Ilfracombe Post Office

No ordinary Post Office, the Ilfracombe Post Office has a huge range of services and products for sale.
 
Every account you pay at the local Post Office helps us to keep our town going!
 
Our Post Office can do almost anything that the GPO in Brisbane can do so don't forget to pop in, purchase and post your souvenirs or gifts home to loved ones, or get your collection of post cards.
 
You can arrange to have your mail forwarded to here during your stay, and pay those pesky bills you wish you wouldn't receive during your holiday. As long as they have Post Bill Pay on them, you can pay them right here!
 
Contact details:
20 Main Avenue, Ilfracombe, Qld 4727
Phone: (07) 4658 2197
Fax: (07) 4658 2177
 
Please note that there are still limited edition SSS stamp Sheets available and limited FDC's from the mail run celebrations.
 
 
 
SERVICES
 
Ilfracombe Post Office
Ilfracombe Post Office
Library
Ilfracombe Post Office
Ilfracombe Post Office
Digital TV display
Ilfracombe Post Office
Ilfracombe Post Office
Adults Library
Ilfracombe Post Office
Ilfracombe Post Office
Hand Made Wares for sale
Ilfracombe Post Office
Ilfracombe Post Office
Hand Made Wares available for sale
Ilfracombe Post Office
Ilfracombe Post Office
Locally made tea towels and other goods
Ilfracombe Post Office
Ilfracombe Post Office
Internet Room at Post Office
Ilfracombe Post Office
Ilfracombe Post Office
Products available for purchase
Ilfracombe Post Office
Ilfracombe Post Office
Di - your friendly local assistant
Ilfracombe Post Office
Ilfracombe Post Office
History of the first motorised Aust Post Vehicle
Ilfracombe Post Office
Ilfracombe Post Office
Plaque
Ilfracombe Post Office
Ilfracombe Post Office
Front View
Ilfracombe Post Office
Ilfracombe Post Office
Special Edition Stamp Sets available for purchase.
LIMTED NUMBER STILL AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!
SERVICES/PRODUCTS
 
Stamps
Stamps
The Ilfracombe Post Office stocks a great range of Australian stamps, stamp collecting kits, along with the standard services such as postage, post parcels, sachels, postage boxes and all other postal requirements.
Books
Books
The Ilfracombe Library within the post office, offres a range of fiction and non fiction books.

We have exchanges 4 times a year and new books arrive weekly, so you will always be able to find a new book to read.
Gift Cards
Gift Cards
The Ilfracombe Post Office stocks a huge range of gift cards, unusual and every day gift ideas, as well as some beautiful gift wrap.
Sunglasses
Sunglasses
We have some great, fun and trendy sunglasses for adults and children for sale.
Passports
Passports
Passport Application Forms for adults and children.

We also proces Q Leave Forms
Vehicle Registration Planned Payment Scheme Forms and payments, Licence to Perform High Risk Work lodgement, Learners Logbook Lodgements, and more.
DVD
DVD
We stock a wide variety of DVD movies for hire.
Australia Post
Australia Post
Ilfracombe Post Office can do almost anything that the GPO in Brisbane can do.

We have a wide range of stationery and Australia Post will soon be able to order direct from Office Max Stationery.

We also order a variety of great birthday, Christmas and other gifts each year for your shopping convenience.

Telstra and Optus Mobile Phone prepaid top ups can be purchased. Mobile phones can even be ordered in for you.
Ergon
Ergon
Australia Post allows you to pay the following bills:
Ergon Energy
Testra
Optus
AAPT
Queensland Transport
Kleenheat Gas
Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Accounts
Rates
University Entrance Fees Qld
Taxation Dept Accounts
and many more!
Foreign Currency
Foreign Currency
If you are going overseas, you can purchase and currency through your local post office. We issue a wide range.

National Bank deposits, withdrawals and credit card payments.

Commonwealth Bank deposits, withdrawals and credit card payments.

Travel Sim cards to use while overseas to avoid those expensive calls.

Wide range of banks affiliated with Australia Post to allow you to deposit, withdraw and pay credit card accounts.
 
 
 
A History Making Post Office
 
"On the 1st of April, 1910,
Bill Gillespie (below)
 
 
Bill Gillespie drove the first motorised mail vehicle to Isisford
 
left his post office to take mail by motor truck to Isisford.
It was Australia's first motorised mail service.
From thenceforth, the Isisford mail was always carried by motor vehicles,
except occasionally during wet weather.
 
 
The first motorised mail delivery vehicle
 
 
Early mail deliveries to the Ilfracombe district had been carried by pack-horses from Coach Terminals at Aramac and Blackall. When the railway arrived in Ilfracombe in September 1891, mail services were run north and south from the new town by buggy and coach. Cobb & Co. Coaches took the mail to Isisford between 1892 and 1906.
 
Mail and telegraph services (Morse Code) was operated from an office in the Ilfracombe Railway Station until 1909, when the current post office was constructed.
 
In early 1910 a telephone (voice transmission) exchange opened in this building. Those who wished to connect to the new service had to build thier own telephone lines into the exchange.  Until 1984 the telephone system was manually operated by telephonists. They handled an average of 150 outward calls and 100 inward calls each day."
 
 
 
First Motorised Mail Delivery Vehicle plaque outside the Ilfracombe Post Office