New Zealand Post Postage Rates

(The 2018 New Zealand Postage Rates take effect on 1 July 2018.)

2018 New Zealand Post Postage Rates – within NZ

New Zealand Post provide different postal options to ensure that your item gets where it’s going quickly and securely.

2018 New Zealand Post – Letters Postage Rates (Domestic)

A letter includes postcards or small items that can fit into an envelope.

Maximum dimensions for Letters:

  • Weight: 1 kg
  • Thickness: 20 mm
  • Height: 260 mm
  • Length: 385 mm
Letter size Maximum dimensions
height × length × thickness
Maximum weight Standard Post
(required postage*)
*The required postage is the value of postage required for New Zealand Post to carry the item and is GST inclusive.
Medium
(eg. E9, DLE, cheque mailer)
130 mm × 235 mm × 6 mm 500 g $1.00 (or 1 × KiwiStamp)
Large
(eg. C5)
165 mm × 235 mm × 10 mm 500 g $2.00 (or 2 × KiwiStamps)
Oversize
(eg. E35, A4)
260 mm × 385 mm × 20 mm 1 kg $3.00 (or 3 × KiwiStamps)

Important information on our Standard Post service

  • The required postage is the value of postage required for an item to be carried by New Zealand Post and is GST inclusive.
  • Standard Post delivery target is up to 3 working days nationwide delivery.
  • Delivery to and from rural or remote areas may take longer. Delivery targets are a guide only and we do not guarantee your item will reach its destination within the delivery target.

2018 New Zealand Post – Parcels Postage Rates (Domestic)

A parcel is any item that is too large to be sent as a letter.

Maximum size for Parcels:

  • Length: 1.5 m
  • Weight: 25 kg
  • Volume: 0.125 m³

Note: Volume is calculated by height (m) × length (m) × thickness (m).

You need to fill out a form with the place you send from and where you send to in the Rate Finder for parcel. Click the following picture to find the best option for sending a parcel within New Zealand.
New Zealand Post Postage Rates

2018 New Zealand Post Postage Rates – International

2018 New Zealand Post – Letters Postage Rates (International)

A letter or document includes postcards, aerogrammes and any paper based written or printed document that can fit into an envelope. Please note there are maximum weights and dimensions depending on the service selected.

Sending letters or documents by post

International Air letters and documents

Max. size
(height × length × thickness)
per item
Australia/
South Pacific
International Air
Rest of the world
International Air
Target delivery time* 3-10 working days
(3-6 working days to Australia)
6-10 working days
Aerogrammes and postcards
130 mm × 235 mm
$2.20 $2.20
Medium
130 mm × 235 mm × 10 mm
$2.20 $2.70
Large (New)
165 mm × 235 mm × 10 mm
$2.70 $3.30
Extra Large
230 mm × 325 mm × 10 mm
$3.30 $4.00
Oversize
260 mm × 385 mm × 10 mm
$4.00 $5.40

* The above postage is GST inclusive.

Note:

  • Maximum weight for sending Aerogrammes and postcards by International Air is 10 g. Maximum weight for sending letters or documents by International Air is 200 g.
  • Letters or documents that are larger than 260 mm × 385 mm or thicker than 10 mm or heavier than 200 g are classified as parcels.

Sending letters or documents by courier

International Express Courier

The postage below is GST zero rated.

Item weight (g) Australia (Zone A) South Pacific (Zone B) Asia (Zone C) North America, UK and Europe (Zone D) Rest
of the
world (Zone E)
Target delivery time* 1-3 working days 2-5 working days 2-4 working days 2-4 working days 2-5 working days
0-500 g $36.42 $59.01 $59.01 $69.06 $69.06
501-1000 g $45.19 $69.06 $69.06 $86.66 $86.66

International Courier

Selected countries only, see list below. The postage below is GST zero rated.

Item weight (g) Australia (Zone A) South Pacific (Zone B) Asia (Zone C) North America, UK and Europe (Zone D) Rest
of the
world (Zone E)
Target delivery time* 2-3 working days 4-6 working days 4-6 working days 5-6 working days 5-6 working days
0-250 g $21.49 $30.54 $30.54 $39.59 $39.59
251-500 g $22.61 $35.06 $35.06 $42.97 $42.97
501-1000 g $28.28 $44.10 $44.10 $54.28 $54.28

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India*, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Samoa, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, UK, USA, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vietnam.


2018 New Zealand Post – Parcels Postage Rates (International)

A parcel or merchandise is an item that is larger or heavier than a letter but lighter than 30 kg.

Items heavier than 30 kg are considered freight. If your item is heavier than 30 kg please phone 0800 SEND IT (0800 736 348) to discuss international freight options.

You need to fill out a form with the place where you send to and other data in the Rate Finder for parcel. Click the following picture to find the best option for sending a parcel internationally.New Zealand Post Postage Rates

References

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The information provided on this webpage has been compiled to provide general information to public, with the utmost care. For accuracy and completeness of the information in question, please verify details with any Post Office or New Zealand Website.