Standard Post

Send your letters and documents to a street, rural, New Zealand Post PO Box or Private Bag address within New Zealand.

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Standard Post has a delivery target of up to three working days nationwide and offers a range of letter sizes and postage options.

The required postage to send mail by Standard Post is based on the size and weight of your letter or document.

Envelope size Max dimensions (height x length) Max weight (incl. envelope) Max thickness Required postage
Medium
(eg. E9, DLE, cheque mailer)
130mm x 235mm 500g 6mm $1.00
(or 1 x KiwiStamp)
Large
(eg. C5)
165mm x 235mm 500g 10mm $2.00
(or 2 x KiwiStamps)
Oversize
(eg. E35, A4)
260mm x 385mm 1kg 20mm $3.00
(or 3 x KiwiStamps)

Items larger than 260mm x 385mm, thicker than 20mm, or heavier than 1kg are classified as parcels.

Sending mail by Standard Post

To send a letter or document by Standard Post place it in a blank envelope, correctly addressed and with the correct postage or use a Standard Post Postage Included Envelope. If you are a business you can use a Digital Postage Meter impression.

Post your mail in the Standard Post slot of a New Zealand Post street posting box or PostShop letter slot. Or to get a New Zealand Post Account and discuss having your mail picked up, talk to us today.

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 our cover for loss or damage and prohibited & restricted items.

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

Delivery targets are a guide only and we do not guarantee your item will reach its destination within the delivery target. 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.

Standard Post, PostShop and KiwiStamp are trade marks of New Zealand Post Limited.

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