Australia has many locations that you can use to send faxes. Public libraries often operate a fax service, and you can also use your local branch of the Australia Post. An alternative to using one of these physical locations is to use an online fax service. Let's take a look at the pros and cons of the various places for faxing in Australia.
Australia Post operates a public fax service in many of its branches, which you can use to send a fax either domestically or to an overseas address. This service is very useful for people who occasionally need to send a fax, although the charges and the inconvenience of having to go to the nearest Australia Post branch can quickly become a drag for more frequent users of the service. To send a fax within Australia, you would have to pay $5.00 for the first page and $1.25 for each additional page. To send overseas, the prices are doubled: $10.00 for the first page and $2.50 for each additional page.
If you send more than the occasional fax, then an online fax service could be a much more cost-effective option for you than using public services in your local area. Subscriptions to services that allow you to send and receive faxes online start from less than $10 per month. Even if you only fax one page per month to an overseas number, using an online service will still work out cheaper for you than using Australia Post's public fax service.
For your single monthly payment for an online fax service, you will be given an allowance of pages that you are allowed to send each month. Additional pages will be charged for separately, but the prices are likely to be much lower than in-person fax services. Online fax services can therefore be an extremely affordable option for people who regularly need to send faxes.
Online faxing is also highly convenient. Rather than having to go to a public fax terminal, you can send faxes as easily as sending an email. The complicated process of converting the material you want to send into a form that can be faxed is done by the cloud-based software: all you need to do is press send and your fax will be on its way. That means no more having to wait until your nearest Australia Post branch opens and walking there in the rain just to send your fax.