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Formerly called
Multigroup Distribution Services, Discount Freight Express, Star Track Express
Proprietary limited
Industry Logistics
Founded 1974 (1974) in Dee Why, New South Wales, Australia
Headquarters Strawberry Hills, New South Wales, Australia
Services Next Flight
Special Services
Security Express
Third Party Logistics
Owner Australia Post
Number of employees
Slogan When Service Matters

StarTrack, formerly Multigroup Distribution Services, Discount Freight Express and Star Track Express, is a national Australian transport and logistics company owned by Australia Post, a Government-owned corporation.


StarTrack was founded in 1974 in Dee Why, New South Wales. In 1982, the name Discount Freight Express was adopted. The company currently has over 55 depots and agents nationally with their head office located in Strawberry Hills, New South Wales. The majority of the company's business is generated from express road freight, which accounts for around 90 percent of total reveune.

Greg Poche, the founder of the company, sold the business as a joint venture to Qantas and Australia Post on 23 December 2003.[1]

On 18 May 2011 it was announced the merger of the retail division of Australian air Express (AaE) with StarTrack. StarTrack will be a solely retail-focused business and AaE will focus solely on domestic air linehaul and cargo terminal operations. The changes follow a review of the businesses guided by AUX Investments, a company established in 2010 to guide the review and provide streamlined governance across the businesses.[2]

In November 2012, Australia Post bought the 50% of the company owned by Qantas. As part of the deal, Australia Post divested itself of its 50% interest in Australian air Express to Qantas.[3][4]

On 7 May 2014, StarTrack was rebranded to include Australia Post post horn in the StarTrack blue colours. StarTrack also took responsibility of Australia Posts "Messenger Post couriers" under the StarTrack brand as "StarTrack Courier" [5]


  1. ^ "Qantas Press Release". Qantas. 19 December 2003. Retrieved 2008-09-16. 
  2. ^ "Australia Post Press Release". Australia Post. 18 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
  3. ^ "Australia Post to buy Qantas out of freight group StarTrack in $400 million deal". Herald Sun (Melbourne). 2 October 2012. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Australia Post finalises StarTrack acquisition". Australia Post. 14 November 2012. Archived from the original on 21 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Rebranding of 'Messenger Post couriers' to 'StarTrack Courier'". Australia Post. 7 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-09. 

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