Australia Post driver chucks parcel on Bathurst man’s lawn

Is this the laziest Australia Post driver EVER? Watch the ‘outrageous’ moment postie chucks a parcel on a resident’s lawn – and how the mail company punished him

  • Australia Post driver ever slammed for his ‘outrageous’ drive-by delivery 
  • He might have got away with it, but the house owner captured it on video 
  • The package was chucked onto the front lawn from the still moving van 
  • Australia Post’s tracker said that amounted to having left it ‘in a safe place’ 

What may be the laziest Australia Post driver ever has been shamed for his ‘outrageous’ drive-by ‘delivery’.

The van driver might have got away with his unusual method, but the house owner had a door camera which caught what happened. 

The footage shows a white van slowing down on a quiet suburban street in Bathurst, NSW with a package for Mitch Woodhouse.

But the driver then does something unexpected. He doesn’t stop. 

He just rolls down his window and throws Mr Woodhouse’s parcel several metres onto the lawn, which Australia Post’s tracker said was leaving it ‘in a safe place’.

An Australia Post delivery driver is pictured slowing down and then chucking a package out of the van window onto a lawn, narrowly missing the concrete driveway

An Australia Post delivery driver is pictured slowing down and then chucking a package out of the van window onto a lawn, narrowly missing the concrete driveway

It narrowly missed landing on the concrete driveway, but that was about the only good thing anyone could say about the unique delivery plan.

The driver then picked up speed and drove off as if this was nothing unusual. 

But he didn’t reckon with Mr Woodhouse capturing it all on camera and sharing it not only on Facebook, but also with Australia Post. 

‘Didn’t quite get it in the mailbox or at the front door,’ Mr Woodhouse said. 

The van then picked up speed and drove off as if the driver's delivery style was nothing worth commenting on

The van then picked up speed and drove off as if the driver’s delivery style was nothing worth commenting on

He also posted a screenshot of the message he received from Australia Post claiming his package was ‘left in a safe place at your address’.

‘Very safe place it was left,’ a comment under the post wrote.

‘Too lazy to get out of the car,’ another added.

One poster thought the driver may have been double jobbing.  

‘He must’ve got mixed up with his other job of delivering newspapers,’ they wrote.

Australia Post was forced to apologise to Mr Woodhouse for the careless handling of his parcel.

‘These actions are not in line with the high service standards we expect of our people and we have contacted the customer to apologise,’ it told Daily Mail Australia.

‘The contractor is no longer delivering for Australia Post.’

Australia Post said Mitch Woodhouse's package had been left 'in a safe place' at his house

Australia Post said Mitch Woodhouse’s package had been left ‘in a safe place’ at his house

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