Priority Business Mail

Ideal for businesses sending letters, documents and postcards within and between major New Zealand metro cities (Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch only).

Priority Business Mail has a next working day delivery target.

The required postage to send by Priority Business Mail is based on the size and weight of your letter or document

Envelope size Maximum dimensions (height x length) Maximum thickness Maximum weight (Incl. envelope) Required postage (GST excl)
Medium (e.g., E9, DLE, Cheque Mailer) 130mm x 235mm 6mm 500g $2.20
Large (e.g., C5) 165mm x 235mm 10mm 500g $2.85
Oversize (e.g., E35) 240mm x 365mm 20mm 500g $4.00

Dimensions and weight restrictions include the envelope.

Sending mail by Priority Business Mail

To send your letter, document or postcard by Priority Business Mail use:

  • a blue Priority Business Mail service indicator attached to the front, top left-hand corner of the envelope for permit posted; and
  • a valid New Zealand delivery address.

Blue Priority service indicators will be available at the end of January. Please overprint the online version onto your envelopes. Note: you must leave 5-10mm between the Priority service indicator and the top and left-hand edges of the mail piece.

Priority Business Mail can only be lodged at the locations detailed below:

Auckland Mail Centre
122 Kerwyn Avenue
East Tamaki
Auckland 2013

CourierPost Wellington Operations Centre
36-54 Kaiwharawhara Road
Wellington 6035

Christchurch Mail Centre
145 Orchard Road
Christchurch 8051

Priority Business Mail items must be received prior to the following lodgement cut-off times:

  • Auckland 3.00pm
  • Wellington 3.00pm
  • Christchurch 3.00pm

Priority Business Mail cannot be lodged at PostShops, PostCentres, Box lobbies or Street Receivers.

Priority Business Mail items may be lodged with your courier if you have a mail pick up service that meets the lodgement cut off time for the lodgement location.

Terms and conditions

The standard terms and conditions of the products and services offered by New Zealand Post Limited, including information on the extent of our liability, are set out in the Public Contract and the Postal Users' Guide. They are also available for reference at PostShop stores and selected New Zealand Post retail outlets.

Delivery targets

Delivery targets are a guide only and we do not guarantee your item will reach its destination within the delivery target. Delivery to and from rural or remote areas may take longer.

Required postage

The required postage is the value of postage required for New Zealand Post to carry the item. Actual price paid may vary instore. The required postage and specifications are subject to change.

Cover for loss or damage, prohibited & restricted items

Before sending mail items, make sure your item is safe to send and will be covered if it goes missing or is damaged. Make sure you read about cover for loss or damage and prohibited & restricted items.

Priority Business Mail and PostShop are trade marks of New Zealand Post Limited.