Firearms & Safety

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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 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.

  • Get to know the Arms Code and ensure you know about the safe use of firearms
  • Ensure your firearms are securely stored to prevent them from getting into the wrong hands

You can find helpful information 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.

 

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. Check back in the coming days for updates, as changes are currently being made to content.

 

 
 

Firearms

Manage your details & licensing

Safety

Information on staying safe


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