Using Card To Call FAQ

What is Card to Call?

If you were unavailable to sign for an item when our courier called, or if the item does not require a signature and a safe place could not be found to leave it, then we left a ‘card to call’ at the delivery address.

The card will have details of when the delivery was attempted, the card to call tracking number; as well as what needs to be done to arrange redelivery or collection of the item.

How can I change the delivery address of my parcel while it is in transit?

Using the New Zealand Post tracking tool (not the CourierPost Track & Trace page), you can redirect your parcel to another address or to a parcel pick-up point (within 75km of the original address) right up until your parcel receives an ‘Out for delivery’ or ‘Handover’ scan.

You can do this by clicking ‘Redirect my parcel’ or ‘Redirect to parcel to a pick-up point’ on the Tracking page.

To use this option, you need be signed into your New Zealand Post online account. If you don't have a New Zealand Post online account, you can sign up here.

Please see the terms and conditions for a list of items the redirection service does not cover.


Can I provide delivery instructions for my parcels or provide authority to allow the courier to sign for and leave my Signature Required parcels?

Yes. In most cases, authority to leave can be given to items that require a signature, and delivery instructions can be added to items that don’t require a signature. You can do this any time up until the parcel is scanned "Out for Delivery" by clicking “Add delivery instructions” or “Leave my parcel” in the “Parcel details” section on the New Zealand Post Tracking page (not the CourierPost Track & Trace page).

Make sure the place you have specified is weatherproof, out of street view, and safe and easy for our delivery driver to access.

To use this option, you need to be signed into your New Zealand Post online account. If you don't have one, you can sign up here.

In addition to this, you can complete a single, permanent Authority to Leave form which covers all parcels (excluding those on the exempt senders list). To complete this form, please download the form from our Brochures and Downloads page.


What are my options for redelivery of the item after a Card to Call has been left?

You can choose from one of the following options*:

  • Redirect to another address (for example you could have it delivered to your work during the day)
  • Redelivery to the original delivery address (good if you know you will be available at the address to sign for the delivery)
  • Redelivery during the evening (Monday to Friday only, fee applies)**
  • Redelivery on a Saturday (fee applies)**
  • Collection at a nearby CourierPost depot or PostShop (or participating Countdowns in Auckland and Z Energy service stations in Wellington)

Arrange re-delivery of the item online now.

Enter your Card to Call tracking number to access these options to receive your parcel.

* For items handed over for collection from a PostShop or Agency, these options may not be available.


Can you re-deliver my item to another address where I will be during the day?

Yes. Just arrange redelivery of the item online now and select the option ‘Redirect to another address’.


Can I book a specific time for redelivery?

You can choose the day for the redirection, redelivery or collection of your item up to 5 business days in advance. Unfortunately we can’t accept bookings for a specific time of the day.

To avoid any inconvenience please consider the options of redirection to another address where you will be available to sign for the item, or collection from a nearby CourierPost depot or PostShop.


What do I need to bring with me to collect my parcel from a New Zealand Post parcel pick-up point?

If you've chosen to have your parcel delivered to a New Zealand Post parcel pick-up point, you'll need to bring photo identification with you, along with a copy of the “ready to collect” notification email either printed out or on a mobile device.

Acceptable forms of identification are:

  • New Zealand passport
  • New Zealand driver's licence
  • Overseas passport
  • Hospitality 18+ photo ID card

If your parcel has been redirected to a CourierPost or New Zealand PostShop following a Card to Call or Card to Collect, you will need to bring the card with you, as well as the identification mentioned above.

If you send someone else to collect your parcel for you, they will need their ID and the notification email, Card to Call or Card to Collect. We will take a note of the details of their ID so we have a record of who picked up the parcel.


Where can I find a Card to Call tracking number?

The pink portion of the Card to Call contains the tracking number


If I arrange a redelivery after receiving a Card to Call, what happens if I am not there when you try to deliver it again?

If the second delivery is unsuccessful, you will need to arrange to pick it up from the nearest local CourierPost depot. This will be indicated on the second Card to Call we leave.

Any items that are not collected within 10 days of the second delivery attempt may be returned to the sender.