Vanuatu Post Ltd

Vanuatu Post History

Mail delivery in Vanuatu has a colourful but proud past. In the Colonial days, the New Hebrides (as Vanuatu was then known) was serviced by irregular sea mail delivered by outsourced contractors. From 1887 to 1899, the people of the New Hebrides received their international mail from Australasian New Hebrides Company steamers every three weeks. Almost all of the country’s 83 islands were serviced by these steamer ships, proving to be a great, but unprofitable service for the times.


Express Mail Service - EMS

EMS is our premium door to door courier service available for international and local delivery.

It is available for delivery to over 190 countries worldwide. An ideal option to send business and personal merchandize or documents locally or globally. It has a up to 7 working days target to reach most metropolitan cities. At times EMS to some destinations may take longer due to non-direct routing and security measures involved.

Send mail international

The cost effective way of sending your mail to over 190 countries worldwide is our standard Parcel and Letter mail postage.

It can range from three days to a month delivery target depending on the destination of your mail and the route it takes plus the delivery standards of the destination country. Mail take longer if mail has to be resorted more than once on its route.

All customs charges, taxes and duties that may be applicable by destination are payable by receiver on delivery.

Send Mail Domestic

The cost effective way to send mail within Vanuatu is to use the standard mail services- Letter or Parcel service.

There are over 60 locations nation wide and Port Vila is the main mail exchange office. All mail posted in any of the locations out from Vila are carried to Vila for sorting before being dispatched to the island location or nearest airport of the address.

The applicable Postage Rate is the same from all locations for all services.

How do I hire a Post Office Box?

Vanuatu Post requires an application to be lodged for a Post Office Box should you require one for your business or private resident use. We will require details such as your telephone number, emails, and if your are applying for business or personal use. The appropriate fee will be collected after the required box is allocated to you and before the key is handed over. Download the application form to print Here.