Firearms & Safety

Would you like to manage and pay for your licensing and endorsements online? Or notify us of any changes?
MyFirearms will be launched later this year. Read more about upcoming changes here.

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 secure storage of firearms, and reducing the number of preventable deaths and injuries involving firearms.

As a firearms user you can take some simple steps to protect yourself, your loved ones, your mates, and your community.

You can find helpful information below on how you can safely use and store firearms, and New Zealand's laws on firearms licences, endorsements and import permits for residents, visitors, collectors and dealers.



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Find out more about the new legislation affecting clubs and ranges, which is effective from 24 June 2022.



For information and updates on how COVID-19 is impacting on firearms services, visit News and UpdatesOn 1 February 2022, the Arms Amendment Regulations 2021 came into force and caused the Arms Regulations 1992 to be updated. Changes are being made to the material on the website to reflect this.