The required postage to send an item by International Courier is based on the size and weight of your item.
International Courier Documents
Documents under 1 kg* are charged at fixed weight breaks. Please refer to the table below for a guide to sending documents (under 1kg) via International Courier#.
Australia (Zone A)
South Pacific (Zone B)
Asia (Zone C)
Canada, UK & Europe (Zone D)
United States of America (Zone US)
Rest of the world (Zone E)
*The required postage to send International Courier documents over 1kg is the same as parcels and is based on the greater of actual weight or volumetric weight. #Prices charged in-store may vary.
International Courier Parcels
The required postage to send an International Courier item for customers with a NZ Post business account is charged by the actual weight, rounded up to the nearest 10g.
The required postage to send an International Courier item at NZ Post retail outlets or via Print Postage Online tool on our website are charged by the greater of actual weight or volumetric weight, rounded up to the nearest 50g.
Our International Courier service delivers to PO Boxes in selected countries and rural addresses for no additional cost.
Dimension and weight restrictions
Maximum size (length + girth)
Maximum length of any side
Minimum chargeable weight
250g for documents
500g for parcels
Up to 30kg
Dimension and weight restrictions include any packaging.
*Maximum weights are lower for some countries.
NZ Post business account holders can also use our GoGlobal boxes to send by International Courier. GoGlobal boxes are GST zero rated and charged at International Courier rates.
Sending items by International Courier
You’ll need the following to send with International Courier:
A completed orange consignment note (IEC001) or an electronic shipping label generated via a NZ Post electronic lodgement tool (such as eShip or APIs) with the sender, receiver and the parcel content information written in English (for the electronic shipping labels only the country associated with the receiver’s details needs to be provided in English)
A completed Export Entry (for items valued over NZ$1,000). NZ Post can complete this on your behalf for an additional cost.
Lodge your mail at your local NZ Post retail outlet and pay the required postage. Free pick up from commercial premises may be available for NZ Post Account customers. Contact your Business Manager to enquire.
Things you need to know
There are a few other things you need to know about this service:
All parcels sent internationally require a Customs declaration.
A service fee of $5 (RRP) is charged to cover the electronic data capture cost, processing and administration fee. If you have a business account and you do not use a consignment note generated from a NZ Post electronic lodgement system, you will see the service fee separately on your invoice.
The information contained within the declaration may be electronically transmitted to the destination postal administration and national government agencies (such as Customs) in advance of arrival for fiscal, risk, security and border clearance purposes, in line with national and international legislation. Learn more about Electronic Advance Data (EAD).
Use this service if your parcel is up to 30kg. If it’s over 30kg it should be sent via oversized items
Customers with a NZ Post business account may send items (and may be entitled to a compensation limit of) up to NZ$5,000 in value if they purchase additional compensation cover for amounts over NZ$2,000. Businesses without a New Zealand Post Account (or with one but not using a business consignment note) may send items (and may be entitled to a compensation limit of) up to NZ$2,000 in value.
Our Rate Finder provides estimates applicable when sending via NZ Post retail outlets or via Print Postage Online only. When using Print Postage Online, the results are only as accurate as your estimation/measurement of the size, weight and value of your mail item. Customers with a NZ Post business account should refer to their pricing guide for postage.
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.
For the purposes of delivery targets, the day in which the item is accepted by us is day zero. If you post an item, or hand it over the counter in a New Zealand Post retail outlet after that day’s final clearance, or on Saturday or Sunday, day zero will be the next working day.
You can expect that items will usually arrive at their destination within the delivery target specified. Because New Zealand Post does not directly control all parts of the delivery chain, we cannot guarantee that your item will always reach its destination within the delivery target. Delivery to areas outside major cities, or where your item is dutiable or held in Customs, may take longer. For information on our delivery targets for international destinations, view our guide to World Zones.
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