Outback Postie Bec Climie chose an unusual sabbatical from her day job, escaping to the country to deliver mail in outback Queensland.
Her adventure started in 2016 and since then, she’s clocked up over 260,000 kilometres on the odometer — that’s like circling the earth more than six times.
“I love feeling like I’m contributing to a community as much as I am just delivering the mail,” she said.
“Without this service, people in these locations would have to be travelling over 200 kilometres each time they need something from in town.”
Ms Climie has become a local icon, servicing pubs, police stations, cattle properties and homes where people would otherwise have to trek hundreds of kilometres a week to ‘check the mail box.’
“Imagine being in the middle of a mustering season and then urgently needing parts but having to try to find the time to drive that distance to pick it up?” she exclaimed.
“Everyone who lives on a property is entitled to have their mail delivered to them.”