How to address mail

Using the correct address format and postcode makes sorting mail faster and easier and reduces the chance of mail going to the wrong address.

Standards & guides

Find out how to address your mail correctly so it reaches its destination on time, every time.

Correct address formats & envelope layouts

Find out how to address mail for New Zealand Post street, rural and PO Box and Private Bag addresses so your mail reaches its correct destination.


Find out how postcodes work and view our Postcode Directory and maps.