International Air

Our lowest cost international sending option to send your mail to 220 destinations worldwide, with a three to ten working day delivery target.

You have the flexibility of three envelope size options, up to a maximum weight of 200g.

The cost to send by International Air depends on the destination, weight and the size of the letter or document.

Size Max dimensions per letter (height x length) Max weight per letter Max thickness per letter Required postage per letter for Australia and South Pacific Required postage per letter for Rest of the world
Aerogrammes and postcards 130mm x 235mm 10g - $2.60 $2.60
Medium 130mm x 235mm 100g 5mm $2.60 $3.30
Large 165mm x 235mm 200g 10mm $3.30 $4.00
Oversize 260mm x 385mm 200g 10mm $4.50 $6.00

All prices include GST. Items larger than 260mm x 385mm, thicker than 10mm or heavier than 200g are classified as parcels.

Sending by International Air

Letters must contain paper based written or printed documents only.

Your mail needs to be in an envelope with an International Air sticker in the top left hand corner and the correct postage, or in an International Air Postage Included Envelope.

Lodge your mail at your local PostShop.

Things you need to know

Tracking is not offered with this service.

For the latest updates on affected delivery times or items we temporarily cannot accept, check our international mail service announcements.

Ensure your item is safe to send by checking our prohibited and restricted items information.

Find out if you’ll be compensated if your item goes missing or gets damaged.

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

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.

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.

International Air is a trade mark of New Zealand Post Limited.

No compensation is payable for loss of or damage to letters sent by International Air. No additional compensation cover is available.


Next steps

  • Find delivery targets with our world zones guide.
  • To buy individual envelopes, boxes or bags and stickers visit your local PostShop.