Australia Post is again calling on the community to do its bit and help keep posties and delivery drivers safe with the launch of a new campaign centred on dog safety.
This week, households across the Eyre Peninsula will receive postcards in their letterboxes encouraging residents to protect their pets, their posties and their neighbourhood.
Every workday last financial year, at least three posties, drivers or delivery contractors were attacked by dogs while delivering letters and parcels for the community - that's over 1,000 incidents across the year.
This year there has already been over 860 dog related incidents with more than 350 injuries recorded.
Australia Post’s Executive General Manager of Deliveries Rod Barnes said it was vital that people in the community understand and consider the risks these workers are faced with.
Locals are being reminded that there are alternative delivery options for customers who are unable to secure their dogs including sending parcels directly to a Post Office, PO Box or one of more than 500 free 24/7 Parcel Lockers.