In an age where communication has shrunk the planet to the size of postage stamp, it’s comforting to know the world hasn’t gone completely online with Australia Post in the Cox’s Road Mall. The office has been run by Mukesh and Manisha Thakkar for the past 12 years, with the pair moving to the North Ryde community only a year ago. Persevering through an hour and a half commute each way from Castle Hill for the past 11 years, their dedication to the postal needs of the community is unsurpassed. Suffice to say the current two minute journey to work has changed their lives immeasurably. “We didn’t see the sunrise or sunset. It’s a very different lifestyle now.”
It’s a lifestyle that sees the post office opening 5 days a week with a half day on Saturday ensuring North Ryde is able to access the full suite of services at a time convenient to them. The services include all mailing requirements and parcel sending; a wide range of greeting cards, educational gifts, gift cards, stationery and packaging. They handle Western Union transfers and banking transactions with most of the major Australian banks and possess the software to issue taxi identification cards.
For the intrepid traveller, Australia Post North Ryde provide all the pre-travel requirements for a stress free overseas vacation including travel insurance, travellers’ cheques, Australia Post Load & Go travel card, multi-currency cash passport or just good old hard cash in a varied number of foreign currencies.
And if it’s a passport you need Mukesh and Manisha have got that covered as well. From taking passport photos to processing your application, Australia Post North Ryde accept all applications without an appointment, which very few offices can compete with often requiring a few days’ notice, proving they are your one stop shop for international documents as well as all your postal needs.