Mail order guns

Important change to the Mail Order process (S. 43A, Arms Act 1983)

Mail Order Sales:

From 22 October 2015, NZ Police will supply the verification (endorsement) of a mail order sale direct to the seller rather than to the purchaser (applicant for the verification) as has been the case.

This change in process will:

  • Reduce the opportunity for fraud
  • Provide adequate physical identification of the purchaser
  • Give greater confidence that the purchaser is a “fit and proper” person
  • Provide confidence in maintaining Firearms Licence holder records

Important change to Purchasing Firearms, Ammunition and Airguns by Mail Order (PDF 964KB)