PO Box & Private Bags

If you're going away or moving house, have your mail delivery into a secure letterbox. Many lobbies have 24 hour access so you can pick up your mail when it suits.

PO Boxes

If you receive fewer than 50 addressed items of mail per day (excluding parcels), then a New Zealand Post PO Box is ideal for you. Large PO Boxes are available in selected locations.

Priority lobbies

Priority PO Box/Private Bag lobbies are available at most of our major mail centres. In a priority lobby, mail to your PO Box will be sorted and ready for collection from 7.30am each day. Mail to Private Bags will be ready from 6am.

Standard lobbies

Standard PO Box/Private Bag lobbies are available at over 680 sites nationwide. In a standard lobby, mail to your PO Box or Private Bag will be sorted and ready for collection from 9.00am each day. Contact your local New Zealand Post retail outlet for availability in your area. Some remote lobbies may deliver at different times.

Find PO Box lobbies

The PO Box rental fee is paid annually in advance.

We offer the following types of mail sorting:

  • A 5 day sort means your mail is sorted and delivered to your PO Box each week day.
  • A 6 day sort includes Saturdays (excluding public holidays).

Both the 5 and 6 day sort are location dependent.

Domestic and Farmer

Lobby type 5 day Small 6 day Small 5 day Large 6 day Large
Priority $185.00 $205.00 $235.00 $285.00
Standard $170.00 $190.00 $220.00 $270.00

 

Business

Lobby type 5 day
Small
6 day
Small
5 day
Large
6 day
Large
Priority $200.00 $220.00 $250.00 $300.00
Standard $185.00 $205.00 $235.00 $285.00

When you apply for your PO Box you will need to select a category to ensure you are charged correctly:

  • If you receive personal mail only choose Domestic box holders 
  • If you're a farmer choose Farmer box holders
  • For all other users choose Business box holders
     

If your usage appears not to comply with the customer category selected, we may change your customer category and invoice you for the rental fee appropriate to your actual usage. 

Private Bags

If you receive more than 50 addressed items of mail per day, then use a New Zealand Post Private Bag. Private Bags are available at selected lobbies. Your mail is sorted and delivered to your Private Bag each week day only (6 day sort options are not available).

The annual fee is paid annually in advance.

  • Priority lobby: $365/year
  • Standard lobby: $365/year