Dangerous and prohibited goods

There are some items that New Zealand Couriers cannot deliver because of the nature of the item, its priceless value, legal reasons or because transporting the item may present a safety risk to our couriers.

Prohibited Goods

The list below details items that cannot be sent through New Zealand Couriers:

  • Animals
  • Bullion
  • Cash
  • Coins
  • Negotiable instruments (such as vouchers)
  • Some Dangerous Goods (see below)
  • Traveller’s cheques
  • Precious stones
  • Jewellery
  • Stocks
  • Bonds
  • Antiques
  • Paintings or any works of art
  • Passports
  • Goods of a fragile nature
  • Perishable items
  • Second hand car parts
  • Items over 180cms in length
  • Securities or bearer securities (including credit cards and uncrossed cheques)

Dangerous Goods

When you are sending items that are hazardous eg: paints, aerosols and batteries, you must follow New Zealand Couriers Dangerous Goods (DG) Policy before it can be accepted for transport.

You must complete a Dangerous Goods Declaration form for each item sent that is classified as a ‘Dangerous Goods’ item. The items must be packaged to meet with the legislative requirements for the particular sending class. Each Dangerous Goods Consignment must be marked and labelled in accordance with the information supplied by the manufacturer of the goods.

One DG ticket must be attached to every parcel containing Dangerous Goods.

Dangerous Goods Declaration Forms are available from your local branch.

If you have any questions about our Prohibited or Dangerous Goods Policies please contact our customer services team on 0800 800 841.