In an e-mail and update to their website, Apple has confirmed the last day you can order for guaranteed delivery for Christmas. However, in-store pick-up will be available right up until Christmas Eve.
This year, you can get free delivery on all in-stock items if you order before 2 pm AEDT on the 19th of December. A date which applies to “most metro areas”, therefore, if you’re regional you may want to order a few days prior.
There’s still time to order gifts from Apple.
All deliveries can be shipped to your home, workplace, or from a number of pick-up locations around Australia. Apple is also offering extended returns, as announced earlier. All purchases made prior to Christmas Eve can be returned right up until January 8th, 2019.