Sending in NZ

Choose the best option to send items in NZ. From fast delivery to cost effective sending options, we have got you covered.  

Sending in NZ

Choose the best option to send items in NZ. From fast delivery to cost effective sending options, we have got you covered.  

Sending options

Small parcels (Under 3kgs)

ParcelPost

Most cost-effective delivery option.

Delivery target

Up to 3 working days³

Cost

$3.20–$9.50

Value of item(s) sent

Up to $250


  • Tracking not available
  • Signature not available

Available add-ons:

  • Rural delivery + $3.90

ParcelPost
Tracked

Cost-effective delivery option with limited tracking.

Delivery target

Up to 3 working days³

Cost

$4.20–$10.50

Value of item(s) sent

Up to $250


  • Tracking included¹
  • Signature not available

Available add-ons:

  • Rural delivery + $3.90

Courier

Fast delivery option with full tracking.

Delivery target

Next working day³

Cost

$6.20–$12.50

Value of item(s) sent

Up to $2000


  • Tracking included²
  • Signature not available

Available add-ons:

  • Rural delivery + $3.90
  • Saturday delivery + $5.20

Courier & Signature

Premium delivery option with full tracking and signature on delivery. 

Delivery target

Next working day³

Cost

$9.20–$15.50

Value of item(s) sent

Up to $2000


  • Tracking included²
  • Signature available

Available add-ons:

  • Rural delivery + $3.90
  • Saturday delivery + $5.20

Using your own packaging 

If you wrap your own items, the following prices apply. 

Small parcels (under 3kgs) 

Size Max weight Dimensions ParcelPost Untracked ParcelPost Tracked (+$1) Courier (+$3) Courier & Signature (+$6)
DLE 3kg 130mm x 235mm x 70mm $3.20 $4.20 $6.20 $9.20
C5 3kg 165mm x 235mm x 70mm $4.00 $5.00 $7.00 $10.00
C4 3kg 260mm x 325mm x 70mm $5.50 $6.50 $8.50 $11.50
Foolscap 3kg 260mm x 385mm x 70mm $6.40 $.7.40 $9.40 $12.40
Lineflow* 3kg 395mm x 455mm x 70mm $8.90 $9.90 $11.90 $17.90

*Tubes can be sent using the above postage 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. 

NZ Post packaging with postage included

Size Max weight Approx internal bag dimensions (height x length) Approx external bag dimensions (height x length) Price per bag (RRP) ParcelPost Tracked ($1) Courier ($3) Courier & Signature ($3)
Size 1 bag 3kg 125mm x 230mm 135mm x 240mm $3.50 $4.50 $6.50 $9.50
Size 2 bag 3kg 185mm x 270mm 190mm x 280mm $4.50 $5.50 $7.50 $10.50
Size 2 recycled padded bag 3kg 188mm x 241mm 215mm x 280mm $5.90 $6.90 $8.90 $11.90
Size 3 bag 3kg 250mm x 310mm 255mm x 325mm $6.00 $7.00 $9.00 $12.00
Size 4 bag 3kg 270mm x 370mm 280mm x 380mm $7.00 $8.00 $10.00 $13.00
Size 4 recycled padded bag 3kg 233mm x 331mm 265mm x 380mm $8.60 $9.60 $11.60 $14.60
Size 6 bag 3kg 395mm x 455mm 400mm x 460mm $9.50 $10.50 $12.50 $15.50

NZ Post packaging only

Postage will depend on the size, weight, destination and service of your parcel. 

Bags

Size Approx internal bag dimensions (height x length) Approx external bag dimensions (height x length) Price per bag (RRP
Size 2 bag 185mm x 270mm 190mm x 280mm $1.00
Size 2 bubble bag 185mm x 270mm 210mm x 280mm $2.00
Size 4 bag 270mm x 370mm 280mm x 380mm $2.00
Size 4 bubble bag 270mm x 370mm 300mm x 380mm $3.00
Size 6 bag 395mm x 455mm 400mm x 460mm $4.00
Size 10 bag 740mm x 505mm 750mm x 515mm

$7.50

Boxes 

Size Approx external box dimensions (length x height x depth) Price per box (RRP)
Size 1 box 235mm x 165mm x 70mm $2.00
Size 2 box 250mm x 185mm x 170mm $4.00
Size 3 box 350mm x 265mm x 200mm $4.50
Size 4 box 318mm x 216mm x 507mm $6.50
Size 5 box 418mm x 286mm x 540mm $8.50
Wine box 460mm x 140mm x 120mm $5.00

Larger parcels (3-25kgs)

ParcelPost Tracked

Cost-effective delivery option with limited tracking.

Delivery target

Up to 3 working days³

Value of item(s) sent

Up to $250


  • Tracking included¹
  • Signature not available

Available add-ons:

  • Rural delivery + $3.90

Courier

Fast delivery option with full tracking.

Delivery target

Next working days³

Value of item(s) sent

Up to $2000


  • Tracking included²
  • Signature not available

Available add-ons:

  • Rural delivery + $3.90
  • Saturday delivery + $5.20

Courier & Signature

Premium delivery option with full tracking and signature on delivery.

Delivery target

Next working days³

Value of item(s) sent

Up to $2000


  • Tracking included²
  • Signature available

Available add-ons:

  • Rural delivery + $3.90
  • Saturday delivery + $5.20

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

² A 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 Post retail outlet# Parcel
- 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 

³ Between major towns and cities 
These Delivery targets are a guide only and we do not guarantee that your parcel will reach its destination within the delivery target. Delivery 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 retail outlet on a Saturday or after that day’s final clearance, day zero will be the next working day. # PostCentres 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 

If your parcel is outside the size and weight restrictions of the New Zealand Post packaging or doesn’t fit the criteria outlined in the price table for your own packaging above, you will need to use our ParcelPost Tracked, Courier or Courier & Signature options. The following pricing applies:

  Across town (price up to 25kg) Within island (price for first 5kg)⁴ Nationwide (price for first 5kg)⁴
ParcelPost Tracked $5.70 $8.80 $13.70
Courier $9.20 $15.20 $32.10
Courier & Signature $15.20 $21.20 $38.10

⁴The additional 5kg price

The additional 5kg price (up to 25kg) is the same as the price for the first 5kg for ParcelPost Tracked and Courier, but for Courier & Signature the additional 5kg price (up to 25kg) is as per the price for the Courier service.

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 $25.50 using the ParcelPost Tracked 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.

Applies to all parcels sent within NZ 

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.


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.

Other sending needs

Letters

Letters or postcards

Sending letters or postcards within NZ? See our sending options here.

More vehicles

Urgent same day delivery

If you need to send something urgently, anywhere in NZ, you can use our Pace service.

Deliveries

Sending for business

Whether you're looking for parcel, mail or bulk sending options, we've go your sending needs covered.

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 retail outlet to purchase individual items.

Sending guidelines

How to address mail

Check out our guidelines on how to address your items correctly so it reaches its destination on time, every time. 

How to package items

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

Pricing tables

Find out delivery prices and sizes for NZ Post packaging for your own packaging when sending parcels within NZ.

Prohibited & restricted

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

Cover for loss of damage

Learn what you're covered for, and how to make a claim for an item that's lost or damaged.