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New Zealand Mailing Address Formats and Other International Mailing Information

for mailing letters or packages to or from New Zealand,
such as postal rates to (or from) New Zealand, finding New Zealand addresses, New Zealand postcodes, etc.

When mailing an envelope or postcard, leave at least the bottom 16 millimeters (5/8 inch) blank on both front and back. (The postal service's reading and sorting machines might need this space to print bar codes on your mail.)

Address Format Information

Addressing Mail
Includes explanations of special New Zealand format variants such as the apartment number -- house number format.
Don't forget to write NEW ZEALAND as the bottom line of the address when mailing from distant countries like the USA!
(Note: a "full stop" is what is called a "period" in the USA.)
   Mrs Brown          [recipient]
   Flat 2             [apartment number]
   173 Park Road      [house number + street name]
   Johnsonville       [suburb (only in some addresses)]
   Wellington 6004    [city + postal code]
   NEW ZEALAND        [country]

Rural Address Formats
Addresses are formatted differently away from cities and towns, on rural delivery routes.
   John Sample        [recipient]
   Flat 2             [apartment number]
   56 Maple Boulevard [house number + street name]
   RD 2               ['RD' + rural delivery (route) number]
   Wellington 6004    [postal town + postal code]
   NEW ZEALAND        [country]   
  • Use ‘RD’ plus the RD number instead of a suburb.
  • ‘RD’ has no spaces or punctuation (eg. ‘RD 1’ not ‘R D 1’).
  • Include the name of a registered occupant if the rural address doesn’t have a street number.
  • Don’t use floor levels in rural addresses.
  • Use the correct mail town, ie. the town name of the rural delivery route -- this is not always the town closest to the address.

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Postcode Search (find New Zealand postcodes / postal codes = 'New Zealand zip codes')

Post Code Finder (Requires Javascript)

Address Format Examples

from the UPU:
   Mr. .........
   Private Bag 39 990      "Private Bag" addresses are not typical.  I don't know why the UPU didn't provide a normal address also.
   WELLINGTON 1            

Postal Rates to or from New Zealand

Postage calculators and tables showing how much postage you need to mail or ship to and/or from New Zealand are at the International Postal Rates Page.

Finding Out Addresses (such as addresses in New Zealand / New Zealand address search)

See Finding An International Address / Address Search.

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