WHEN Australia's Olympic heroes in London receive letters of support from home and around the world next week, they'll be personally delivered by Hepburn Shire councillor Janine Booth.
Cr Booth, who owns and operates the post office at Creswick, was selected by Australia Post from 460 applicants to work in London as an Olympic postie.
There were just six positions available.
"I'm the only one from Victoria," Cr Booth said.
"Each one of us will have the opportunity to deliver mail to the Olympians.
"It's pretty amazing. The whole of Australia will be sending off these letters of support and I'm the one charged with the responsibility of getting them to the athletes."
Cr Booth leaves for London Tuesday and stays until August 5.
She said the role involved attending London's mail centre each day, picking up all the mail addressed to the athletes in the Olympic Village and delivering them to their rooms and coaching rooms.
She'll also be helping Australia Post set up their post office in the Olympic Village.
They will sort about 10,000 letters each day.
"If any of them win gold medals I imagine they'll get more and more mail," Cr Booth said.
Australia Post has been involved in providing a post office at the past five Olympics.
Every games, they put out expressions of interest for people to help them.
Cr Booth said she first applied for the opportunity in February and received a call in May to attend an interview.
"I've owned the post office here for about 12 years and I worked for Australia Post about 20 years before that, so I had the skills they were looking for," she said.
"It was a great opportunity - I was overwhelmed.
"I've put a little note up at the post office at Creswick that says I'm off to the Olympics - to work not to compete."
But she there would be time for play too, with free time in the evenings to see the athletes perform.
Each of the Olympic posties will also be writing a blog about their experiences which will appear on the Australia Post website.