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Corporate entry Postmaster-General's Department (1901 - 1975)

1 January 1901
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
22 December 1975
Postal Services, Telecommunications and Advisory or regulatory body
Reference No
CA 9
Legal Status
Agency of the Commonwealth of Australia
Melbourne, Victoria


In 1901, the time of Australia's Federation, the Postmaster-General's Department was created to control all postal and telecommunication services within Australia. In 1975 the Departments functions were divided, Telecom was given telecommunications and Australia Post was created to take over postal services.

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