Oversized items

Send large, unusually-shaped or heavy items over 30kg overseas. Our International Freight service can offer a door to door, freight forwarding capability for larger items, which cannot be sent through our standard services.

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What is an "oversized" item?

  • Weighs 30kg or more.
  • Height, length or thickness of any one side over 1.5m
  • Volume over 0.125m3

Note: Volume is calculated by height x length x thickness.

Use the Rate Finder for parcels which are not oversized.

What can I send?

Single, large items and small or large volumes may be delivered.

How much does it cost?

The cost to send by international freight is based on the size, weight and destination of your item. See Next Steps below to contact our International Freight team to find out more.

Why should I choose New Zealand Post?

New Zealand Post is the exclusive New Zealand agent of the International Air and Shipping Association (IASA), a global network of freight forwarding agents, which ensures prompt collection and delivery of your oversized items worldwide. New Zealand Post can also help with importing and exporting commercial volumes (full container load, part container load, or multi-parcel shipments), customs clearance and documentation, as well as pick and pack warehousing and distribution.

Next steps

  • Find information about international standards, documentation, size restrictions and requirements on the Customs declarations & Consignments notes page.
  • Contact our International Freight team to find out more: email exports@nzpost.co.nz or phone us on 0800 SEND IT (0800 736 348) Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5pm.