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In the business listings below the term “AGREED SALE” means agreement has been reached to purchase the business and the business is off the market, in most cases pending due diligence and finance approval.

Launceston – Newsagency and Post (TAS) PRICE REDUCED

REF#:NR917

This Newsagency and Post operates seven days a week but has no paper deliveries. The Licensed Post Office is equipped with a three terminal Australia Post counter with full EPOS technology. The shop is large with plenty of room to introduce many other products, as well as vehicle access. This News and Post is well positioned on the fringe of Launceston’s CBD and has easy access from the busiest intersection in Launceston. In addition to the passing traffic, the shop enjoys a high volume of pedestrians given its location in the shopping complex – which includes a food hall, Subway, bakery, Tote and Petrol station.

The current owners have only focused mainly on the domestic postal market, but there is an untapped potential in the business sector. With enthusiastic new owners, the business has the capability to expand into this market, especially due to its location, its vehicle access to the property, and its extended operating hours.

This Post Office & Newsagency is ideal for a couple, partnership or family business. Two people can comfortably run this Post Office together with 1 full time staff member and casual staff. The present owners believe that an enthusiastic family coming into the business could take this business to a much higher level of income, especially as it is Launceston’s only after hours postal service. The benefits from this service have proved considerable to the current owners and the business continues to thrive from being recognised for offering these hours. There is a large solid customer base and a very stable clientele, including account customers with no “bad debt” problems. This News and Post has a reputation for its high level of customer service with the business enjoying customers that travel from outer suburbs of Launceston in recognition of this. An inspection of this business is very highly recommended.

Net Income Approximately – $230,000 + per annum

Price: $645,000 + SAV ($120,000)

Contact Nino Ruscitti
email or (03) 9885 3088

Freehold LPO with 3 BR Residence. 1 Terminal, 5 days PW (TAS)

REF#:NR7003

Geeveston – 62 km South West of Hobart Tasmania – rare opportunity to acquire this unique business and property.

The Shop: Is very spacious, bright and clean, with one good size counter. A Security System is fitted and a Disability Access Ramp was installed in 2011.The Post Office is a very secure, monopoly type business and the working conditions are pleasant.

The property: includes a fully renovated residence with 3 bedrooms and a study. Rental income is also derived from an adjoining shop.

Plant and equipment included in the sale are CCTV-Alarm System, Electronic Scales, Heat Pump, Photocopier, Fax Machine, Desks, Mail Sorting Equipment, Shelving and Window & Door Blinds.

The Business: Open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm and is equipped with one good size counter containing one Epos machine, one bar scanner and one label printer. Currently there are 414 private post boxes installed with no vacancy and a waiting list. There is ample room to install additional private boxes. The post office can be opened Saturday mornings which would increase income significantly. The Post Office also houses one Mail Contractor.
Product lines sold at the Post Office include homewares.

Services Provided: This Licensed Post Office provides all normal Australia Post Services except for passports.

The Location & Supporting Benefits: Geeveston is a small Australian town in the south of Tasmania on the Huon River, 62 km south west of Hobart, making it Australia’s most southerly administrative centre.

Geeveston is on the Huon Highway and is the gateway to the Hartz Mountains National Park. It is the centre of Tasmania’s apple and fruit-growing industry as well as forestry and aquaculture industries. The population of the area is approximately 1,430. Geeveston is a popular tourist destination with 80,000 visitors annually to the region to visit the Tahune Air Walk and the Hartz Mountains National Park.

Geeveston has a Bowls Club, Football Club, RSL, Yacht Clubs, Indoor Sports Centre, Library, Community Centre, Town Hall and a Heritage Park.
Shops and businesses in the area include a Doctors Surgery, Chemist, IGA, Hardware, Bendigo Bank, Police Station, Childcare Centre, BP Service Station, Takeaway, Bakery, Café, ATM, Visitors Centre and Bed & Breakfast Accommodation.

Net income approximately $120,000 + per annum

Business: $245,000 + SAV
Freehold: $345,000
Total Price: $590,000 + SAV ($30,000)

Contact Nino Ruscitti
email or (03) 9885 3088

Freehold & 3BR Residence – 1 Terminal, 5 Days PW, Ideal for Family (TAS)

REF#:NR7007

Situated 120 kms from Hobart and 80 kms from Launceston this unique business and property is located in the historic village of Ross, a very popular Tasmanian stopping point for tourists.

The Shop: Is very spacious, bright and clean, with a good size counter. The Post Office is a very secure, monopoly type business and the working conditions are pleasant. Constructed in 1889 as a purpose built post office and residence, it was one of four such buildings built to that particular design in Tasmania around that time.

The property: includes a magnificent residence with three large bedrooms lounge/dining room, kitchen, bathroom, toilet and sun room. The bedrooms and lounge/dining room are contained within the original sandstone structure which features a colonial design with 15’ high ceilings. There are wood heater fire places in the post office and the lounge/dining room. Gas heating is also available in the lounge/dining area and the kitchen.

Plant and equipment included in the sale are, Electronic Scales, Mechanical Scales, Photocopier, Phone/Fax Machine, Desks, Filing Cabinet, Mail Sorting Equipment, Shelving, Honda Super Cub NBC110 motorcycle, and a Honda CT110 motorcycle.
The Business: Official opening times are Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm. The post office can also be opened on weekends which is particularly beneficial to income during the busy tourist season between October and April. It is equipped with a good size counter containing one Epos terminal, one bar scanner, two hand-held scanners, cheque reader, receipt printer and label printer. There are 40 private post boxes all of which are currently occupied. Product lines sold at the Post Office include a wide variety of gifts, souvenirs and stationary.

Services Provided: This Licensed Post Office provides all normal Australia Post Services except for passports. There are two mail delivery contracts that are currently operated from the post office. This post office is also currently under contract to the Northern Midlands Council to manage hire bookings of Council facilities in the village. Continuation of this contract is optional for any new licensee.

The Mail Contracts: The purchaser of this business has an option of taking over the mail contracts on assignment. Mail contract (1) SMD service involves 154 delivery points and contract (2) RSD service involves 12 delivery points. The SMD takes approximately one hour to complete with delivery carried out daily on a Honda Super Cub motorcycle and the RSD is 76.2 km and takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete and is operated three days a week in a utility vehicle.

The Location & Supporting Benefits: Ross is a National Trust classified Georgian village, popular with tourists for its unspoiled heritage buildings. It has a fine collection of well-preserved Georgian buildings and architecture, with most of the buildings of historic value.

Net income approximately $100,000 + per annum

Business: $195,000 + SAV Property: $500,000
Price $695,000 + SAV ($10,000)

Contact Nino Ruscitti
email or (03) 9885 3088

Beaconsfield LPO and Property – 2 Terminals, 5 Days PW (TAS) PRICE REDUCED

REF#:NR7008

West Tamar Highway, 42 kilometres NW of Launceston.

The Shop: The shop is very spacious, bright and clean, with one good size counter. The shop is equipped with two Australia Post Epos machines. The Post Office was previously owned by Australia Post and has been in the same location for many years.

The property: Specifically designed and built to Australia Post requirements.

The Business: Open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm and is equipped with one good size counter containing two Epos machines, two bar scanners and two label printers. Currently there are 239 private post boxes installed with no vacancy and a waiting list. There is ample room to install additional private boxes. The Post Office can be opened Saturday mornings which would increase income significantly.

Services Provided: This Licensed Post Office provides all normal Australia Post services including Passports, renewal of passports, Working with Children, 100 (one) point ID–check, photos, Western Union money transfer, etc. The income is very consistent and increasing annually.

The Location & Supporting Benefits: Beaconsfield is a small gold-mining town in the heart of the Tamar Valley Wine Region with a past tinged with stories of gold, wealth and survival. Located on the western bank of the Tamar River, Beaconsfield was once Tasmania’s richest gold town with a mining heritage that continues today.

Beaconsfield is situated on the West Tamar Highway, 42 kilometres NW of Launceston, and 239 kilometres N of Hobart. At the 2011 census Beaconsfield had a population of 1,199.

Beaconsfield has some architectural gems, including the beautiful timber Holy Trinity Church. Nearby, nature abounds at the Holwell Gorge reserve, 10km south of Beaconsfield, with tall trees, waterfalls and a scenic walking track.

Shops and small businesses in the area include: 2 IGA Supermarkets, Newsagent, Butcher Shop, Hardware Shop, Chemist, Online Centre, Doctors Surgery, Library, Bakery, Bank, Service Station, Hairdresser, School, Garden Nursery, Hotel, Heritage Accommodation, Chinese Takeaway, Pizzeria, Café, Veterinary Surgery, 2 Old Wares Shops, 4 Churches, Tyre & Automotive, Museum, Accountant, Real Estate, Service Tas, Retirement Village, Child Health Clinic, Private Bus Company servicing the Tamar Valley, Taxi Service, Funeral Home.

Net income approximately $102,000+ per annum

Business: $220,000 + SAV Property: $250,000
Price now: $470,000 + SAV ($50,000)

Contact Nino Ruscitti
email or (03) 9885 3088

Ravenswood LPO – Post, News and Tatts (TAS) PRICE REDUCED

REF#:LF7500

The Shop: Ravenswood LPO is situated in the Eastside Village Shopping Centre. The business is a combination business comprising of Licensed Post Office, Newsagency and Tattersalls Lotteries. The shop is currently undergoing a Tattersall Gen 1 and digpos shop fit out. It is expected this fit out will be completed by September. Tatts have offered a new renewed contract of 5 years on completion.

The shop is bright and spacious with a practical layout and is well-stocked with Australia Post Products, Greeting Cards, Mobile Phone Handsets, rechargers Confectionery/Snacks, and Stationery. Due to the isolated location, there is huge potential to introduce additional profitable lines.

Services Provided: The shopping centre contains an IGA Supermarket, Chemist, Hairdresser, Bakery and Takeaway Food Outlet. The Ravenswood Post Office is ranked first in the state for banking and communications as there is no Bank Branch.

The Business: Trades 7 days a week. Monday to Saturday 6:00am-6:00pm and 8:00am-12:30pm on Sunday. Equipped with one good sized counter with two Epos machines and 2 bar scanners.

There are 92 private boxes installed with approximately 36 occupied. When all boxes are let the income will increase by a minimum of $7,000 per annum.

The Location: Ravenswood Licensed Post Office & Newsagency is 3.5km east of Launceston in Tasmania. It serves a combined population of 6,000.

Benefits: Ideal family business offering a very peaceful rural lifestyle. The business is easily run by two people full time (husband & wife) and two casuals each working part-time 25-30 hours per week.

Net income approximately $322,000 + per annum

Price $725,000 + SAV ($85,000)

Contact Linda Foran
email or (03) 9885 3088

East Devonport LPO Business & Property. 2 Terminals, 5 Days (TAS) NEW

REF#:NR7009

East Devonport is approximately 50 kms from Burnie, 100 kms from Launceston and 277 kms from Hobart.

The Shop: The shop is very spacious, bright and clean, with one good size counter. Refurbishments to Australia Post Standards were completed in 2015 and 2016. The Post Office is a very secure, monopoly type business and the working conditions are pleasant. Product lines sold at the Post Office include Children and Adults Books, Toys, Stationery, Souvenirs and Greeting Cards and Post Cards.

The Property: Specifically designed and built to Australia Post requirements.

The Business: Open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm and is equipped with one good size counter containing 2 Australia Post Epos machines, 1 Hand Held Scanner, 1 Electronic Scale and 2 Electric Till Drawers. Currently there are 273 private post boxes installed with 64 vacant. There is ample room to install additional private boxes. The Post Office can be opened Saturday mornings which would increase income significantly.

Services Provided: This Licensed Post Office provides most of Australia Post services such as Pay at Post bill paying, banking, money orders, gift lines, stationery, prepaid phones. Western Union money transfer, etc. The income is very consistent and increasing annually.

Opportunities: A proposed $3 million retail development in East Devonport could go ahead if a rezoning application is passed by Devonport City Council in early October 2017. The plans for 2-12 Murray Street, East Devonport include a large retail space and 2 smaller tenancies. It would provide an attractive gateway for visitors coming off the Spirit of Tasmania.

The Location & Supporting Benefits: East Devonport is a suburb of Devonport, Tasmania. Devonport is a city in northern Tasmania, and is the major regional centre of the north-western part of the state.
The population of East Devonport was 4,053 at the 2016 Census.

East Devonport is approximately 50 kms from Burnie, 100 kms from Launceston and 277 kms from Hobart. Devonport is the southern terminus for the Spirit of Tasmania ferries – Spirit 1 and 11 travel the 11 hours to Melbourne. Devonport Airport is located at Pardoe Downs approximately 7 km to the east of the city of Devonport. The Devonport area has rich red soils that are ideal for producing vegetable crops (beans, onions, peas, potatoes, etc.) and very significant values of cereals, oil poppies, pyrethrum and other crops.

There is East Devonport Primary School and East Devonport Tennis Club.

Net income approximately $105,000+ per annum

Business: $242,500 + SAV Property: $252,500
Price $495,000 + SAV ($30,000)

Contact Nino Ruscitti
email or (03) 9885 3088

Sheffield LPO Business & Property. 2 Terminals, 5 Days (TAS) NEW

REF#:NR7010

Sheffield is a town 23 km inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania.

The Shop: The shop is very spacious, bright and clean, with one good size counter. Solar Panels 5KW have recently been installed to save on electricity costs. There is a Security System fitted and Wheelchair Access. The Post Office is a very secure, monopoly type business and the working conditions are pleasant. Product lines sold at the Post Office include gift lines, greeting cards and postcards.

The Property: Specifically designed and built to Australia Post requirements.

The Business: Open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm and is equipped with one good size counter containing 2 Australia Post Epos machines, 2 Hand Held Scanner, 1 Electronic Scale and 2 Electric till Drawers. Currently there are 398 private post boxes installed with 70 vacant. There is ample room to install additional private boxes. The Post Office can be opened Saturday mornings which would increase income significantly.

Services Provided: This Licensed Post Office provides most of Australia Post services such as Pay at Post bill paying, banking, money orders, gift lines, stationery, prepaid phones. Western Union money transfer, etc. The income is very consistent and increasing annually.
Opportunities: Introduce additional products, offer pass port photo service, and apply to Australia Post for new passport service. Working with children, promote100 point ID – checks and photos. does not have a commercial laminating machine or a key cutting machine; therefore, there may be the opportunity to install these items. Open Saturday mornings and extend trading hours.

The Location & Supporting Benefits: Sheffield is a town 23 km inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. It is 184 km NW of Hobart and 66 km W of Launceston. Sheffield has become a major tourist attraction due to it being promoted as a “Town of Murals”. The first town mural was painted in 1986, and since then over 60 murals depicting the areas rich history and beautiful natural scenery have been painted on walls throughout the town and buildings along the roadside. The murals attract an estimated 200,000 people to the town annually.

Sheffield was one of the many early townships settled in 1859. It has long been the rural hub for the Mount Roland area. The Sheffield area is well-known for its high-quality butterfat production via dairy farming. The area is suitable for lamb and beef production. The town of Railton is nearby. At the 2016 census Sheffield had a population of 1,552. Sheffield has Galleries, Antique & Collectible Stores, Cafes & Coffee Shops, Commonwealth Bank, Bendigo Bank, Newsagent and Clothing Store.

Net income approximately $135,000+ per annum

Business: $295,000 + SAV Property: $300,000
Price $595,000 + SAV ($35,000)

Contact Nino Ruscitti
email or (03) 9885 3088

Penguin LPO 2 Terminals, 5 1/2 Days (TAS) NEW AGREED SALE

REF#:NR7011

Penguin is a delightful seaside town on the north-west coast of Tasmania.

The Shop: The shop is very spacious, bright and clean, with one good size counter. Wheelchair Access. The Post Office is a very secure, monopoly type business and the working conditions are pleasant. Product lines sold at the Post Office include gift lines, greeting cards & postcards.

The Business: Open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday morning 9:00am to 12:00pm. Equipped with one good size counter containing 2 Australia Post Epos machines, 2 Hand Held Scanners and 2 Electronic Scales. Currently there are 468 private post boxes installed with only 28 vacant. There is ample room to install additional private boxes.

Services Provided: This Licensed Post Office provides most of Australia Post services such as Pay at Post bill paying, banking, money orders, gift lines, stationery, prepaid phones, Western Union money transfer, etc. The income is very consistent and increasing annually.

Opportunities: Introduce additional products, offer passport photo service, and apply to Australia Post for new passport service, Working With Children, promote100 point ID–checks and photos. The Post Office does not have a commercial laminating machine or a key cutting machine; therefore, there may be the opportunity to install these items.

The Location & Supporting Benefits: Penguin is a delightful seaside town on the north-west coast of Tasmania and has long had the reputation of being one of the prettiest. It is on the Bass Highway, 131 km north-west of Launceston via Deloraine, 17 km east of Burnie and 32 km west of Devonport. At the 2016 census, Penguin had a population of 3,849.

There are scenic walking trails, great coastal drives and on Sundays Penguin hosts Tasmania’s largest undercover market with more than 200 stalls selling food and second-hand goods. There are Supermarkets, Cafes, Newsagent, Chemist, Doctors Surgeries, Service Station, Hotel, etc.

The Penguin district has two public schools; a kindergarten to year 10 school – Penguin District School and Riana Primary School. Penguin also has a Seventh-day Adventist school. Between September and March, the penguins appear and nest in the area.

Penguin is home to the ‘Big Penguin’, made of Ferro cement it is located in the town’s centre opposite the Post Office, and is the town’s most photographed icon. Unveiled in 1975, it was erected to commemorate the centenary of the naming of the town.

Net income approximately $138,000+ per annum

Price $349,000 + SAV ($40,000)

Contact Nino Ruscitti
email or (03) 9885 3088