I reckon auspost are intentionally slowing regular post items. Srsly it took 5 days to get from MAt the moment it's really only worth using Express. Well for regional QLD anyway. 3 parcels on the same day, 2 from Brisbane and 1 from Melbourne. The Melbourne one was Express and it arrived in 3 days. Brisbane is 3 hrs and only 1 stop away and they still have't arrived.... I would have Expressed the other 2 but for some reason when you qualify for free post from BikeBug you can't opt for Express. Maybe it's just my location.
Melbourne to Sydney. Even express took 2 days. Pretty shit really as they used to do Brisbane to Melbourne in 4 days regular post.