Every parcel sent within NZ is now tracked

Delivering peace of mind with every package.

Every parcel sent within NZ is now tracked

Delivering peace of mind with every package.

Sending small parcels (up to 3 kg)

Economy

3 working days*

$4.20-$11


Delivery target: 3 working days*

Tracking¹


Send up to 3 kg


Send items up to $250

No real-time GPS tracking


Add-ons:

No signature on delivery

Send to a rural address + $4.30³

Courier

Next working day*

$6.20-$12.40


Delivery target: Next working day*

Tracking²


Send up to 3 kg


Send items up to $2000

No real-time GPS tracking


Add-ons:

Signature on delivery + $3

Send to a rural address + $4.30³

Saturday delivery + $5.80

Express

30 mins to same-day*

24/7 deliveries. Call us for a price


Delivery target: 30mins - same-day*

Tracking

No max weight limit


Send items up to $2000

Real-time GPS tracking


Extras:

Signature on delivery included

You can send some restricted items

Additional cover over $2000 available

Pricing for small parcels (up to 3 kg)

Size Max weight Approx internal bag dimensions (height x length) Approx external bag dimensions (height x length) Economy 
Price per bag
(RRP)
Courier 
Price per bag^
(RRP)

Size 1
Flat bag
fits DLE

3kg 125mm x 230mm 135mm x 240mm $4.50 $6.50

Size 2
Flat bag
fits A5

3kg 185mm x 270mm 190mm x 280mm $5.60 $7.60

Size 2
Recycled Padded bag 
fits A5

3kg 188mm x 241mm 215mm x 280mm $7 $9
Size 3
Flat bag
fits A4
 
3kg 250mm x 310mm 255mm x 325mm $7.20 $9.20
Size 4
Flat bag
fits Foolscap
 
3kg 270mm x 370mm 280mm x 380mm $8.40 $10.40
Size 4
Recycled Padded bag
fits Foolscap
 
3kg 233mm x 331mm 265mm x 380mm $10 $12
Size 6
Flat bag
fits Lineflow

 
3kg 395mm x 455mm 400mm x 460mm $11 $13

^+ $3.00 for optional signature on delivery

Add any required surcharge:
+ $4.30 for rural delivery applicable on both services
+ $5.80 for optional Saturday delivery on Courier service

If you prefer to package your own items, the following prices apply.

Size Max weight Max dimensions
(height x length x thickness)
Economy # Courier #^
DLE 3kg 130mm x 235mm x 70mm $4.20 $6.20
C5 3kg 165mm x 235mm x 70mm $5.10 $7.10
C4 3kg 260mm x 325mm x 70mm $6.70 $8.70
Foolscap 3kg 260mm x 385mm x 70mm $7.80 $9.80
Lineflow* 3kg 395mm x 455mm x 70mm $10.40 $12.40

# Cost of delivery does not include the cost of packaging.

^ + $3.00 for optional signature on delivery.

Add any required surcharge:
+ $4.30 for rural delivery applicable on both services
+ $5.80 for optional Saturday delivery on Courier service

*Tubes can be sent using the above rates provided they meet the criteria for maximum dimensions and weight. Tubes larger than Lineflow size, but 650mm or less in length and 70mm or less in diameter, can be sent using the Lineflow size.

This range does not include delivery cost. You will need to measure and weigh your item to find out how much it will cost to send.

Bags

Bag size Approx internal dimensions 
(height x length)
Approx external dimensions 
(height x length)
Price per bag
(RRP)#
Size 2 Flat bag
- fits A5
185mm x 270mm 190mm x 280mm $1
Size 2 Bubble bag 
- fits A5
185mm x 270mm 210mm x 280mm $2
Size 4 Flat bag
- fits Foolscap
270mm x 370m 280mm x 380mm $2
Size 4 Bubble bag
- fits Foolscap
270mm x 370m 300mm x 380mm $3
Size 6 Flat bag
- fits Lineflow
395mm x 435mm 400mm x 440mm $4

 

Boxes

Box size Approx external box dimensions
(length x height x depth)
Price per box
(RRP)#
Size 1 235mm x 165mm x 70mm $2
Size 2 250mm x 185mm x 170mm $4
Size 3 350mm x 265mm x 200mm $4.5
Size 4 318mm x 216mm x 540mm $6.5
Size 5 418mm x 286mm x 540mm $8.5
Wine box 460mm x 140mm x 120mm $5

 

Sending large parcels (up to 25 kg)

Economy

3 working days*

$6-$72

Delivery target: 3 working days*

Tracking¹


Send items up to $250


Send up to 25 kg

No real-time GPS tracking


Add-ons:

No signature on delivery

Send to a rural address + $4.30³

Courier

Next working day*

$9.70 - $168.50


Delivery target: Next working day*

Tracking²


Send items up to $2000


Send up to 25 kg

No real-time GPS tracking


Add-ons:

Signature on delivery + $3

Send to a rural address + $4.30³

Saturday delivery + $5.80

Express

30 mins to same-day*

24/7 deliveries. Call us for a price


Delivery target: 30mins - same-day*

Tracking

Send items up to $2000


No max weight limit

Real-time GPS tracking


Extras:

Signature on delivery included

You can send some restricted items

Additional cover over $2000 available

Pricing for large parcels (up to 25 kg)

If your parcel is outside the size and weight restrictions of the NZ Post packaging ranges or doesn’t meet our criteria outlined in the pricing table for your own packaging above, the following prices will apply for our Economy and Courier services.

  Across town
(price up to 25kg)
Within island
(price for first 5kg)*
Nationwide
(price for first 5kg)*
Economy $6 $9.20 $14.40
Courier^ $9.70 $16 $33.70

*The additional 5kg price (up to 25kg) is the same as the price for the first 5kg for Economy and Courier.

You will be charged the greater of:

  • The actual weight of your parcel (as determined by our scales), rounded up to the nearest 5kg, or
  • The volumetric weight of your parcel, rounded up to the nearest 5kg.

To calculate volumetric weight (kg), measure the parcel’s height (m) x length (m) x thickness (m) and multiply this by 200. e.g. (0.5 x 0.4 x 0.3) x 200 = 12kg.

For example, a 14 kg parcel going within the same island would cost $27.60 using the Economy service.

Maximum dimensions for large parcels 

The maximum dimensions for larger parcels are:

  • Weight = 25kg
  • Volume = 0.125m3
  • Length = 1.5m

Dimension and weight restrictions include the packaging.

Buy packaging & stamps online

Visit our online shop for a convenient way to purchase a range of stamps and packaging in bulk or visit your local NZ Post store to purchase individual items.

Letters

Sending letters in NZ

Like the old-fashioned way of doing things? Good on you. See our options for sending letters or postcards throughout NZ.

Sending guidelines

Cover for loss or damage

Learn what you're covered for & how to claim for an item that's lost or damaged.

How to package items

Check out our handy tips on packaging your items so they arrive safely and securely. 

Prohibited & restricted

Not all items are suitable for sending by post or courier. Please check that your item is safe to send.

*Major towns and cities – see Postal Users’ Guide for details.
- Delivery targets are a guide only.
- Delivery to and from some towns and cities, and to and from rural or remote areas may take longer.
- For the purpose of delivery targets, the day on which a mail item is accepted by us is day zero. If you post an item, or hand it over the counter in a New Zealand Post store on a Saturday or after that day’s final clearance, day zero will be the next working day. 

¹A parcel sent via our Economy service will receive the following scan updates: 
- Collected from sender: When your item has been lodged at a NZ Post store# 
- Delivered: When your item has been safely delivered by the local postie

When postage for your parcel has been paid for using stamps alone, you will need to get a separate tracking label in-store.

²A parcel sent via our Courier or Courier Signature service will receive the following scan updates:
- Collected from sender: When the item has been lodged at a NZ store# 
- Delayed: In the unlikely event that your item is delayed or misdirected 
-Out for Delivery: When your item is with our courier driver for delivery 
- Delivered: When the item has been safely delivered by the local courier driver 

³An additional charge of $4.30 applies for items sent to Rural Delivery addresses.

#Some NZ Post stores and Rural Delivery drivers may not be able to provide a ‘Collected from sender’ scan.
If your parcel is lodged in a posting box, it will not receive a ‘Collected from sender’ scan 

Applies to all parcels sent within NZ 

The standard terms and conditions of the products and services offered by NZ 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 NZ Post stores.

Delivery targets 

Delivery targets are a guide only. 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.

Economy, Courier, Courier & Signature - Next working day nationwide

Delivery targets are a guide only and we do not guarantee that your item will reach its destination within the delivery target. For the purpose of delivery targets, the day on which a mail 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 on a Saturday or after that day’s final clearance, day zero will be the next working day. 

Delivery outside major towns and cities (listed below), including to and from rural or remote areas will take longer. 

Major towns and cities are: 
Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton, Cambridge, Te Awamutu, Tauranga, Whakatane*, Rotorua*, Tokoroa*, Taupo*, Gisborne*, New Plymouth, Wanganui*, Napier, Hastings, Palmerston North*, Fielding*, Levin*, Masterton*, Wellington/Kapiti, Nelson, Blenheim, Christchurch, Greymouth, Ashburton, Timaru, Oamaru, Queenstown, Dunedin, Invercargill. 

*Due to transport schedules, the delivery target from these towns to particular other major towns and cities on some days is two (2) working days. 

Postal Users Guide 

Find details for each of our postal and courier products and read the terms and conditions that you must understand, and requirements that you must meet, before using our services. See the guideline.