Cam McFarlane has been delivering letters, gifts, and Christmas cheer throughout Torquay on his well-recognised tinsel-festooned bike for the past five years.
He is famous in the coastal town for his colourful decorations and his enthusiasm, and has been recognised for both in years past by local newspapers and other public forums.
But this December Australia Post decided to crack down and issue the much-loved postie with a grinch-like warning. understands Cam was scolded for speaking with the media after appearing in a local newspaper article, and instructed to remove decorations from his delivery bike.
Australia Post denied Cam was told “no decorations”, but asked to remove those which were considered a safety hazard.
A community-driven social media campaign has defended the postie’s right to spread Christmas cheer and members have flooded Australia Post with complaints.
Since the disappointing news spread through Torquay late last week, a Facebook group dedicated to campaigning for Australia Post …