POST IT: Get your letters and wish lists posted to Santa quick!
POST IT: Get your letters and wish lists posted to Santa quick! Valerie Horton

Santa Claus is coming to town - so post your letters quick!

IT'S beginning to look a lot like Christmas on the Fraser Coast and it's the perfect time for children to start sending Santa their wish lists.

However, to be sure Santa gets them on time, Australia Post is urging children to send their letters early so the man in red has ample time to reply.

What's better is children can now track their letter for the very first time via the Australia Post interactive Santa Mail tracker.

Australia Post Head of Media Michelle Skehan said Santa received more than 130,000 letters and wish lists from excited young Australians last year.

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"Christmas is a very special time of year at Australia Post and it's also our busiest as we send thousands of letters to the North Pole," she said.

"We always encourage children to write and send their letters early to ensure they receive a reply from Santa before Christmas Day."

Writing a letter to Santa is also a great way for children to practice their letter writing skills and how to address, stamp and post a letter.

"It's a fun approach to letter writing at home or the classroom but if you get stuck, Australia Post has some helpful letter writing tips and templates on our website," she said.

To send your letters and wish lists to Santa and his helpers be sure address it to Santa, North Pole, 9999 with a 65c Christmas stamp on the front of the envelope.

Make sure you write your name and return address on the back of the envelope so Santa can reply with a Christmas postcard.

Letters can be placed in either dedicated Santa Mail boxes found at most Post Offices or any red street post box.

To access the Santa Mail tracker visit Australia Post's Santa Mail website at auspost.com.au/santa-mail.



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