Outback Postie Bec Climie, known as ‘Ms Climie’ chose an unusual sabbatical from her day job, escaping to the country in 2016 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 driving around Earth (at the equator) more than six times!
The remote communities in the states north-west rely on Ms Climie to send and receive basic goods, equipment and, of course, their mail.
“I love feeling like I’m contributing to a community as much as I am just delivering the mail,” she stated.
“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, and takes joy in servicing iconic pubs, police stations, cattle properties and homes where people would otherwise have to trek hundreds of kilometres each 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?” Ms Climie exclaimed.
“Everyone who lives on a property is entitled to have their mail delivered to them.”