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Where to buy face masks online in New Zealand

Need a new face mask to comply with government mandates? These online retailers can deliver one straight to your door.

The government mandate for face masks can change at any time according to outbreaks of COVID-19. Currently, masks are required to be worn by everyone in New Zealand ages 12 and above when going into a business or public indoor place such as a library, shopping mall, supermarket or place of worship. It is also mandatory to wear a mask on public transport. Exemptions are granted for people with a physical or mental health condition that makes wearing a mask unsuitable.

Whether you’re buying a mask for the first time or are needing to replenish your supply, find out where you can buy a mask online in New Zealand in this guide.

28 sites to buy face masks online in New Zealand

P2 Mask

Aussie Pharma Direct

Offers quality 100% Australian-made and owned healthcare products that meet Australian compliance standards. They supply the AMD P2 mask which is the official mask of the Australian Olympic athletes who competed in Tokyo & the first Australian-made P2 face mask as seen and heard in interviews.

  • Cutting edge nanofiber filter which filters 99.66% of airborne particulates
  • P2 masks that have a nanofiber filter last longer than P2 masks
  • Four protective layers to help protect you against airborne viruses
  • Certified P2 Aus/NZ standard AS/NZS 1716:2012 (N95 standard)
  • TGA registered (ARTG #335981)
  • Free standard shipping
Go to Aussie Pharma Direct

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Clear Collective

Offering reusable masks for both kids and adults in a variety of fun patterns, Clear Collective makes it easy to stock up on masks for the whole family.

  • Washable and reusable
  • Breathable, comfortable and skin-friendly
  • Available in both adults and kids sizes
Go to Clear Collective

TheMarket cloth face mask


This New Zealand-based online marketplace for household and personal goods stocks reusable, disposable and KN95 masks.

  • Own it now, pay later with Zip
  • Free shipping with Market Club+
  • Easy returns
Go to TheMarket

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Glassons face mask


Grab a linen blend face mask from Glassons along with any other clothing items you need. Masks are $9.99 and come in different colours.

  • Same day express delivery in Auckland
  • Click and collect
  • Afterpay and Laybuy available
Go to Glassons

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Catch children's face masks


You can rely on Catch to deliver plenty of discounts on face masks for kids and adults, hand sanitiser, antibacterial wipes and other hygiene essentials.

  • New deals added regularly
  • See reviews from other customers
  • Popular and emerging brands
Go to Catch

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Life Pharmacy disposable masks

Life Pharmacy

Life Pharmacy stocks ultra-soft 3-layer disposable masks for protection against dust, viruses and bacteria. Purchase a pack of 50 online.

  • Laybuy and Afterpay available
  • $5.95 delivery or free when you spend $100+
  • Earn reward points

Go to Life Pharmacy

Healthpost kids mask


Online healthy living store HealthPost stocks a great range of reusable masks with colourful patterns. Styles are available for kids, teens, women and men.

  • Afterpay available
  • Free delivery on orders over $49
  • See reviews from previous customers
Go to HealthPost

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Onceit disposable face mask


At Onceit you can find masks for every preference and budget, including bulk packs of disposable face masks for kids and adults, KN95 masks and reusable cloth masks.

  • Free delivery on some products
  • Afterpay available
  • New deals added regularly
Go to Onceit

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Add a box of disposable face masks to your grocery shop when you order online at Countdown.

  • Home delivery
  • Click and collect
  • Use your Onecard to earn reward points

Go to Countdown

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NZSALE has plenty of options to choose from when looking for a new face mask, sanitiser or other health essentials. Take advantage of bargains you can’t find in retail stores.

  • Genoapay, Zip and Afterpay available
  • Dispatched in 1-2 days
  • 14-day returns policy

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Cotton On

Cotton On’s face masks are made from cotton and have adjustable elastic straps. Proceeds of mask sales go towards providing access to healthcare and education for youth.

  • Free delivery on orders over $60
  • Read reviews from other customers
  • Afterpay, Zip, Laybuy and Genoapay available
Go to Cotton On

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Paper plus disposable mask

Paper Plus

Not the first place you’d think of when looking for a face mask, but you can find disposable (and sometimes P2 or Kn95) face masks online at Paper Plus.

  • Free delivery on orders over $49.99
  • Afterpay available
  • Click and collect or home delivery
Go to Paper Plus

Thin Lizzy masks

Thin Lizzy

Need to purchase some new makeup or beauty products as well as face masks? Thin Lizzy now has some in stock along with hand sanitiser.

  • Free shipping
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • 100% cruelty free
Go to Thin Lizzy

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Hallensteins mask


Hallensteins has simple but stylish face masks available to click and collect from your local store. You can also opt for urgent delivery if you live in Auckland.

  • Laybuy available
  • Express Tonight delivery service
  • See which store you can collect from before ordering
Go to Hallensteins

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THE ICONIC is a go-to store for all your wardrobe essentials, making it no surprise that it’s jumped on the cloth mask trend. The site now stocks a range of cotton masks that are comfortable, reusable and super fun to look at.

  • Free delivery for orders over $50
  • Helpful customer service available via live chat
  • Free returns for 30 days

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City Beach mask

City Beach

Surf and streetwear store City Beach has reusable fabric face masks in camo, red, light blue and khaki for just $10.99. You can also purchase a mask case that comes with 4 disposable masks inside.

  • Free express shipping on orders over $100
  • Paypal and Zip available
  • 30-day returns
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Adairs face mask


Known for its luxurious and stylish linen and decor, homewares store Adairs also sells face masks.

  • Join Linen Lovers for exclusive discounts
  • Afterpay and Zip available
  • Free and easy returns
Go to Adairs

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Etsy is a large seller-driven marketplace, but it focuses on handcrafted unique goods. While you won’t find any big brands here, you’ll definitely find a face mask tailored to your tastes.

  • Shipping and delivery times advised at checkout
  • Support local sellers
  • Creative, unique pieces that you won’t find anywhere else
Go to Etsy

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If plain face coverings aren’t for you, ASOS has some styles that you won’t want to miss. From starry skies to butterflies, you’re guaranteed to find a totally unique mask pattern option here.

  • 10% discount for students
  • Free standard delivery for orders over $63
  • Afterpay available
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Sports and outdoors retailer Wiggle has range of face masks including KN95, disposable and BUFF Filter masks.

  • Priority shipping within 5 days
  • Free delivery on orders over $199
  • 365-day returns
Go to Wiggle

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Grab a face mask from Hype for as little as $2.99. Masks include adjustable elastic straps and removable filter slots.

  • Afterpay available
  • Same day delivery possible in Auckland or after hours
  • Click and collect for free
Go to Hype

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Princess Highway

At Princess Highway you can purchase multi-packs of 100% cotton masks. Packs contain 8 single-use filters for each mask.

  • Adjustable ear straps
  • $15 flat rate shipping
  • Replacement filters available
Go to Princess Highway

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Natural health product provider iHerb is currently selling a selection of reusable masks in both single and multipack options.

  • Free shipping*
  • Read reviews from previous customers
  • Great range of natural and organic products
Go to iHerb

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Beginning Boutique

Treat yourself to a gorgeous new outfit and pick up some face masks in the same order at Beginning Boutique.

  • Free delivery on orders over $75
  • $15 DHL Express shipping
  • Pay with Laybuy
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Dangerfield face mask


Pick up a multi-pack of 100% cotton reusable face masks at Dangerfield. Each mask comes with 8 single-use nanoblown filters.

  • Purchase additional filters separately
  • $15 flat rate shipping to NZ
  • Adjustable ear straps
Go to Dangerfield

lululemon face mask


Did you know that popular activewear brand Lululemon also sells face masks for men and women? Different colours are available and you can buy individually or save some cash when you buy a pack of 3.

  • Free shipping
  • Free returns
  • Afterpay available
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Surfstitch face mask


Surf and streetwear retailer Surfstitch are stocking antimicrobial and linen fashion face masks in a selection of colours.

  • Laybuy available
  • Student discount
  • Free shipping on orders over $100
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Plain white face mask


In addition to stocking a great range of activewear and swimwear, L’urv also now sells protective face masks and filters too.

  • Afterpay is available
  • Free delivery on orders over $150
  • 14-day returns policy
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Types of face masks: What’s the difference?

There are various types of masks on the market and the best face mask for your needs could vary depending on a variety of factors, like your age, whether you’re a medical worker or already sick.

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P2 masks and N95 respirators

They block out both large and small droplets from reaching your mouth and nose. N95 masks also filter out 95% of particles (including particles as small as 0.3 microns). N95 masks are tight fitting and are ideal for healthcare professionals as they can be fitted properly. These masks shouldn’t be used for extended periods.

  • Who should use an N95 or P2 mask (and who shouldn’t): The Ministry of Health recommends P2/N95 masks, rather than a surgical mask, for those who are working in healthcare settings.
  • Is it reusable? Not like a cloth washable mask. However, there has been a lot of media coverage recently stating that N95 masks can be reused if certain guidelines are followed.
  • Is it disposable? Yes
  • Does it filter air? Yes

Shop for P2 and N95 masks

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KN95 masks

These masks filter 95% of bacteria and are the Chinese standard for the N95 mask. They can block out both small and large droplets, filter air particles and help stop the spread of the virus.

  • Who should use an N95 or P2 mask (and who shouldn’t): While the Australian government doesn’t note the use of KN95 masks, they offer a similar performance standard to the P2 mask which is recommended for those in close contact with those who tested positive for coronavirus.
  • Is it reusable? Not like a cloth washable mask. However, there has been a lot of media coverage recently stating that KN95 masks can be reused if certain guidelines are followed.
  • Is it disposable? Yes
  • Does it filter air? Yes

Shop for KN95 masks

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    Cloth masks

    Cloth masks prevent large droplets released by the wearer from reaching the environment. They do not filter bacteria or viruses. Cloth masks minimise the risk of transmission by people who don’t have symptoms through talking, coughing or sneezing.

    • Who should use a cloth mask (and who shouldn’t): Consider a cloth mask if you’re not showing any symptoms and are trying to protect yourself and others from catching the virus. It’s not recommended by the WHO as a replacement of a medical mask.
    • Is it reusable? Yes
    • Is it disposable? No
    • Does it filter air? No

    Shop for cloth masks

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    Surgical masks/disposable masks

    Large droplets released by the individual wearing the mask do not reach the environment. Large droplets and splashes, which contain bacteria or viruses, are also prevented from reaching the wearer. Surgical masks are able to filter 95% of bacteria.

    • Who should use a surgical mask (and who shouldn’t): The WHO recommends medical masks to be worn by health care workers, those who are sick and those who are caring for others who are sick. It’s also recommended if you live in an area where coronavirus is widespread and you’re at-risk or older than 60.
    • Is it reusable? No
    • Is it disposable? Yes
    • Does it filter air? No

    Shop for disposable masks

    What’s the difference between a surgical mask and an N95 mask?

    Surgical masks and N95/P2 masks are some of the most popular options for people to buy as PPE.

    We’ve compared the two for fit, the blocking of particles and protection.

    Compare N95 respirator masks to surgical masks

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