New Zealand Postal Code



New Zealand Postal Code


New Zealand's current postcode system was implemented in June 2006, and it will apply to all postal items effective from June 2008, unlike the previous design. In October 2008, New Zealand Post dispatched a "remember your postcode" competition, offering a NZ$10,000 prize for remembering a zip code. The last two digits show one of the four methods of transport in cities and major settlements.
In the earlier system, introduced in 1977, New Zealand Post did not require individual mail items to include a postcode in the address. Optical character recognition (OCR) allowed automated sorting machines to scan entire addresses rather than just postcodes, as before. This is comparable to Ireland's situation. In 1992, OCR technology was introduced; at the time, most of the mail was handled manually in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch Mail Centres, owing to the installation of the first seven OCR machines.


New Zealand postal code format


The first two digits of New Zealand's postcodes indicate the area of delivery, with the third digit representing the type of delivery (street, PO Box, Private Bag, or Rural delivery) and the fourth denoting the lobby.


New Zealand postal code example
Between the town/city and the postcode, there are just one or two spaces, for example, Auckland 1112. Christchurch 8110.


Allocation
There are more than 18,000 postcodes in New Zealand. Each may cover up to 10,000 distinct locations. The north is generally assigned first.


00 – unused
01 – Whangarei, Marsden Point, Ngunguru
02 – Kawakawa, Kerikeri, Moerewa, Paihia, Russell
03 – Dargaville
04 – Kaikohe, Kaitaia
05 – Mangawhai, Waipu
06 – North Shore, West Auckland (urban); West Auckland (PO box); south-western Central Auckland
07 – North Shore, West Auckland (rural); North Shore (PO Box)
08 – Helensville, Kumeu
09 – Hibiscus Coast, Warkworth, Wellsford, Snells Beach; Great Barrier Island
10 – Central Auckland, Waiheke Island (urban), Rakino Island
11 – Central Auckland (PO box, central)
12 – Central Auckland (PO box, western bays)
13 – Central Auckland (PO box, inner south-west)
14 – Central Auckland (PO box, outer south-west)
15 – Central Auckland (PO box, inner south-east)
16 – Central Auckland (PO box, outer-south-east)
17 – Central Auckland (PO box, eastern bays)
18 – Waiheke Island (PO box)
19 – Waiheke Island (rural)
20 – South Auckland (urban, north, and east)
21 – South Auckland, Pukekohe, Tuakau, Waiuku (urban, south); South Auckland (PO box, north, and east)
22 – South Auckland (PO box, south)
23 – Pukekohe, Tuakau, Waiuku (PO box)
24 – Pokeno, Mercer, Mangatawhiri
25 – South Auckland (rural)
26 – Pukekohe, Tuakau, Waiuku (rural)
27 – unused
28 – unused
29 – unused
30 – Rotorua, Murupara
31 – Tauranga, Whakatane, Edgecumbe, Katikati, Kawerau, Opotiki, Te Puke, Matakana Island
32 – Hamilton, Raglan
33 – Taupo, Morrinsville, Te Aroha, Turangi
34 – Cambridge, Tokoroa, Mangakino, Matamata, Putaruru
35 – Coromandel, Ngatea, Tairua, Thames, Whitianga
36 – Paeroa, Waihi, Waihi Beach, Whangamata
37 – Huntly, Ngāruawāhia, Te Kauwhata
38 – Te Awamutu
39 – Otorohanga, Taumarunui, Te Kuiti
40 – Gisborne, Ruatoria
41 – Hastings, Napier, Wairoa
42 – Waipawa, Waipukurau
43 – New Plymouth, Eltham, Inglewood, Stratford, Waitara
44 – Palmerston North
45 – Whanganui, Patea
46 – Hawera, Ohakune, Opunake, Raetihi
47 – Feilding, Marton, Taihape
48 – Ashhurst, Bulls, Foxton, Shannon, Waiouru
49 – Dannevirke, Pahiatua, Woodville
50 – Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Kapiti, Porirua, Tawa (urban); Lower Hutt (PO Box).
51 – Upper Hutt (PO Box)
52 – Kapiti, Porirua (PO Box)
53 – Kapiti, Lower Hutt, Porirua, Upper Hutt (rural)
54 – unused
55 – Levin, Ōtaki
56 – unused
57 – Carterton, Featherston, Greytown, Martinborough
58 – Masterton
59 – unused
60 – Wellington (urban)
61 – Wellington (PO box, central & west)
62 – Wellington (PO box, south & east)
63 – unused
64 – Wellington (PO box, north)
65 – unused
66 – unused
67 – unused
68 – unused
69 – Wellington (rural)
70 – Nelson, Richmond, Brightwater, Mapua, Wakefield
71 – Motueka, Takaka
72 – Blenheim, Picton
73 – Cheviot, Kaikoura, Hanmer Springs
74 – Rangiora, Amberley, Oxford
75 – Akaroa, Darfield
76 – Kaiapoi, Leeston, Lincoln, Prebbleton, Rolleston
77 – Ashburton, Methven, Rakaia
78 – Greymouth, Hokitika, Reefton, Westport
79 – Timaru, Geraldine, Temuka, Twizel, Waimate
80 – Christchurch (urban); Chatham Islands
81 – Christchurch (PO Box, central)
82 – Christchurch (PO Box, south)
83 – unused
84 – Christchurch (PO Box, west)
85 – Christchurch (PO Box, north)
86 – Christchurch (PO Box, central-east)
87 – unused
88 – Christchurch (PO Box, north-east and south-east)
89 – Christchurch (rural and PO Box, rural)
90 – Dunedin, Mosgiel, Port Chalmers
91 – unused
92 – Balclutha, Milton
93 – Queenstown, Alexandra, Arrowtown, Cromwell, Ranfurly, Wanaka
94 – Oamaru, Palmerston
95 – Clinton, Lawrence, Roxburgh, Tapanui
96 – Nightcaps, Ohai, Otautau, Tuatapere; Fiordland, Te Anau
97 – Gore, Lumsden, Mataura, Winton
98 – Invercargill, Bluff, Edendale, Riverton, Wyndham; Stewart Island
99 – unused


You can use our New Zealand postal code finder and get a list of all the postcodes with a New Zealand postal code map.

What is New Zealand address format?

Mr John Smith
43 Vogel Street
Roslyn
Palmerston North 4414


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