Male mail sorter works through incoming mail, sorting it into addresses

Mail Sorter

Mail Sorters receive, sort and despatch mail in organisations and postal sorting centres.

Overview

Mail Sorters receive, sort and despatch mail in organisations and postal sorting centres.

Day-to-day

  • receiving and checking incoming mail and mail bags
  • assisting with the verification of registered and special articles
  • operating mail processing equipment such as letter preparation lines, letter indexing and sorting equipment
  • performing manual sorting duties and preparing documentation for despatching mail
  • processing underpaid mail, bulk mail lodgements, express mail and other mail services
  • operating letter indexing and sorting machines, multi-line optical character machines and bar-coding equipment
  • investigating complaints regarding lost items.

Occupation snapshot
info-icon
$1,270 / week
info-icon
info-icon
Decline
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Mail Sorter

  • You can work as a Mail Sorter without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as warehousing, distribution or business.

Skills

info-icon

Top skills employers are looking for:

Careers to explore