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Your Guide To The Online Shopping Christmas Cutoff Dates

The sun is shining, parties and family gatherings galore. 

Christmas Carols and Christmas lights bombard the senses and those lucky enough to get holidays are counting down the days. 

With the joy and excitement comes the dread of facing the main shopping centres, the crowds and even worse - the parking!

If you want to avoid the shops altogether this guide is your saviour. 

Find out when all of your online orders have to be in to ensure there are no crying kids (or adults) come Christmas morning. 

Most big retailers allow until the 18th of December - or later - in Metro areas. But it's good to be certain!

Christmas Period Delivery Cut Offs


Order by December 13 (Standard), or December 19 (Express)

Bras N Things:

Order by December 19, personalised items by December 12


December 17 (Metro), December 19 (Metro, Express Delivery). No Express shipping on personalised items.


December 15 (WA, NT, Far North QLD, TAS), December 18 (Adelaide, Regional VIC, Regional NSW, South QLD), December 19 (Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney)

Cotton On:

Order by December 17, or for orders shipping to WA, Darwin and FNQ, by December 13

David Jones:

There is no specific cut-off date because each item varies, but you're advised to get in early to avoid disappointment

Dan Murphy’s:

December 17 standard delivery to metro areas, December 20 for next day delivery to metro areas

Forever New:

December 13 for standard delivery, December 17 for express delivery

General Pants:

December 21 for metro areas, December 17 regional areas

Harvey Norman:

Order in-stock products from Harvey Norman Online by Thursday 14th December – nationwide – to get them in time for Christmas.


December 15 for metro areas, December 11 for regional areas

Mecca Maxima:

Melb Metro 20 December, VIC Regional 19 December, Syd, Bris, Adel, All Tas Metro 19 December, Regional QLD, NSW, SA, TAS, 18 December, Far North QLD 15 December, WA Metro 15 December, WA regional (Southern and central) 14 December, WA REgional (northern) 12 December, NT 9 December.


Orders by December 18, with the exception of some smaller and remote cities


Order by December 17 for standard delivery to metro locations including Perth, or by December 13 for regional locations. For express deliveries in metro areas, order by midday on December 21


Non-customised products should be ordered by December 16

Peter Alexander:

Order by midnight on December 15 for standard delivery to metro areas excluding WA and NT, or 2pm AEDT on December 17 for express delivery to metro areas.

Photobook Australia:

You’ve missed the last order for standard delivery, but for express delivery, order by December 17, or by December 18 for priority in metro areas.


Order by December 8

Rebel Sport:

Cut-off varies by state. In Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane metro areas, shoppers have until December 16, while regional areas in those states have until December 14. Orders in SA, WA and TAS need to be made by December 10, while NT requires orders by the December 7


NSW- 16th December 2017, QLD, VIC, ACT, New Zealand- 13th December 2017, SA, Metropolitan WA- 11th December 2017, NT, TAS, Rural WA- 9th December 2017


Metro cut off dates are listed as December 20. Regional are listed from December 17-20. Express delivery takes 1 business day to Metro areas and 2-7 business days for regional areas. It's free for orders over $50.


December 15 (NSW, ACT, QLD, VIC) December 12 (SA, WA, NT, TAS)

Sportsgirl: VIC, NSW, TAS, ACT, Metro SA, QLD & WA - Monday, 18th December, NT, Regional QLD, WA & SA - Friday 15th December


 Order before December 14


While there’s no specific cut-off date, they advise allowing at least five working days for deliveries


For anyone leaving right to the last minute, this is your best bet with orders up to December 22


Wednesday December 13th 2017 to receive guaranteed standard delivery by Friday December 22nd 2017. 

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