Australia Post has indefinitely suspended its services in Canberra and across the ACT as the city’s air quality remains more than 10 times above the level considered hazardous.
Local health authorities said levels peaked at more than 20 times hazardous levels on Wednesday, with smoke expected to linger in the coming days.
As high temperatures trap smog in the air, Australia Post took the decision to cancel deliveries from Thursday.
“The safety of our people is our top priority, and with hazardous smoke conditions continuing across ACT we are suspending all postie and van deliveries until further notice,” a statement read.
“We encourage customers with inquiries about their mail to check the Tracker Tool or contact us on 13 POST.
“We apologise for any inconvenience, however, we must do what is right for our people. We thank customers for their patience and understanding.”