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New Zealand has a high level of firearm ownership and use, with many people enjoying our varied hunting, shooting, and food collecting activities. New Zealand Police is committed to increasing the safe use and storage of firearms, and reducing the number of preventable deaths and injuries involving firearms.
- Get to know the Arms Code and ensure you know about the safe use of firearms
- Ensure your firearms are safely stored to prevent them from getting into the wrong hands
You can find helpful information on how you can safely use and store firearms, New Zealand firearms licences, laws, endorsements and import permits for residents, visitors, collectors and dealers.
I want to:
- Change of address
- Lost firearms licence or permit
- Lost and stolen firearms
- Hand in or surrender a firearm item
- Destruction of a firearm