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 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 $120,000+ per annum
1st Floor, 261 - 267 High Street,