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  • Festive Season Services

    27 November 2018

    During the festive season, Direct Freight Express will be operating with reduced staff levels from the 24th December 2018 to the 7th January 2018.

    Please note that we will be closed on the following public holidays:

    • Tuesday, 25th December 2018
    • Wednesday, 26th December 2018
    • Tuesday, 1st January 2019

    Between the 24th December and the 7th January 2019 all pickups must be advised on a daily basis before 2pm as THERE WILL NOT BE PERMANENT DAILY PICKUPS during this period.

    Throughout this period you can book a pickup by logging on to your account at and "Book A Pickup".

    Alternatively, please CALL your local Direct Freight office for all pickup requirements from Monday, 24th December 2018 through to Monday, 7th January 2019.

    During this period, our standard ETA schedule will have an additional transit day. This will be reflected on the ETA dates for all consignments dispatched during this period.

    Direct Freight Express would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Happy and Safe Christmas and New Year.

  • Direct Freight Express Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    21st June 2018

    Dear Friends,

    It’s hard to believe that a family business with 8 trucks and a hanger in Mascot would develop and grow into what it is today. I like to think that our 25 years of success can be attributed to a meticulous commitment to our core values: our commitment to our employees, and our service commitment to our customers.

    This milestone provides us an opportunity to both reflect on our past and to look forward to our future. As we celebrate, I would personally like to acknowledge all of our customers, suppliers and employees, both past and present; for the integral involvement in the success of our business.

    We sincerely thank you for being on the journey with us, and look forward to your continued support.

    Joe Catania
    Managing Director

  • DFE Opens new depot – Dandenong VIC

    18th September 2017

    Direct Freight Express is excited to announce the opening of our new cutting edge depot located in Dandenong, Victoria. Direct Freight Express is Australia’s largest family owned and operated express road carrier service

    The custom build of this new site in Dandenong became necessary to handle the growing business as well as the increased travel times and traffic across the greater Victorian metropolitan and regional areas.

    The new facility; located at Keysbough, is 72km south east of Campbellfield and is the 42nd depot for DFE. The depot is fitted with state of the art tilt tray automated sortation systems that can sort up to 4500 cartons per hour. The company has also invested in 6-sided Camera technology that detects side by side cartons. This technology is the leading industry technology.

    The $36m Keysbough investment has provided a home to 120 new team members and is a welcomed addition to our direct linehaul operations to all major capital cities in Australia.

  • Direct Freight Express Bathurst Depot Opens

    4th July 2017

    We welcome Direct Freight Express Bathurst to our National distribution network.

    Contact details for our Bathurst depot are:

    • Direct Freight Express Bathurst
      Shed G, 52 Lee Street
      Kelso NSW 2795

  • Direct Freight Express Gosford Depot Opens

    26 April 2017

    We welcome Direct Freight Express Gosford to our National distribution network.

    Contact details for our Gosford depot are:

    • Direct Freight Express Gosford
      57 Somersby Falls Rd
      Somersby NSW 2250