Important notice

Firearms Law Reform

The firearms amnesty and buy-back ends on 20 December

Now is the time to notify Police and hand-in any prohibited firearm/s and/or parts before it's too late.

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Hand-in at Dealers

Firearms laws have changed


Approved Licensed Dealers around New Zealand are now able to accept prohibited firearms and parts on behalf of NZ Police as part of the amnesty and buy-back.

Dealers are in more than 30 locations from Kaitaia to Invercargill and include some Hunting & Fishing retail outlets, Gun City branches and independent firearms dealers.

A list of participating dealers and their contact details is listed below. Firearms owners should contact their local dealers to make a booking.

Should you wish to hand in your prohibited firearm/s to an Approved Licensed Dealer, please note the following:

  • Booking systems will be in place – please check their website for details and then contact the dealer via email or phone to book a time to drop in your firearms
  • You may hand in up to three (3) prohibited firearms as listed on the buy-back price list
  • You may also hand in up to five (5) prohibited parts, magazines or accessories per firearm - note they must be an accessory to the firearm you are handing in
  • You may hand in other firearms you no longer wish to have in your possession under Amnesty. 

Before turning up to the approved Dealer, please remember to bring the following with you:

  • Your firearms licence (if applicable)
  • Photo identification (drivers licence or passport)
  • Your bank account number
  • Your online notification reference number (use the online notification form)
  • All your prohibited items, cleared of all ammunition
  • Any other non-prohibited firearm/s or parts you wish to hand-in.

Hand-ins at dealers is one of a number of channels for handing-in firearms and/or parts for buy-back or amnesty. Other options include collection events, bulk-picks if you have more than 10 items, or hand-ins at Police stations. If you do have more than 10 items, please select that option via the online notification form and Police will be in touch with you to arrange a suitable time to collect from your premise.

Buy-back price list and payment

To receive compensation for prohibited firearms you are required to have a valid firearms licence. A copy of the latest Buy-back price list is available (PDF 944KB).

Please be aware that after handing in firearms to a dealer, Police will then uplift these firearms and contact owners to discuss the condition of the firearms against the price list. After confirming this assessment, online processing begins and owners can expect payment within 10 working days, after assessment.

Police may be on site at some dealers at specific times for those people that want a face-to-face assessment of their firearm/s, or may have questions regarding the modification process and unique prohibited items. Please contact your dealer website to see when Police will be on site.

Approved Licensed Dealers

Gun City Auckland 706 Great South Road, Penrose Auckland 09 308 9000
Waikato Hunting & Fishing 674a Te Rapa Road Hamilton 07 849 0297
Gun City Hamilton 473 Anglesea Street Hamilton 07 838 2220
Shooters Ready 32 Lake Street Cambridge 07 823 4278
Hamills 437 Cameron Road Tauranga 07 578 0995
Tauranga Hunting & Fishing Unit 1, 65 Chapel Street Tauranga 07 928 4303
Broncos Outdoors 88 Willow Street Tauranga 07 578 6904
The Outdoorsman HQ 6 Tarawera Road Rotorua 07 435 9333
Gun Supplies Limited 3 Ti Street Rotorua 07 347 6570
Rivers to Ranges 106 Nelson Street South Hastings 06 878 7177
Gun City Napier 2 Pandora Road Napier 06 833 6048
Napier Hunting & Fishing 200 Prebensen Drive Napier 06 835 9016
Hunting and Reloading Centre 359 Gladstone Road Gisborne 06 868 7284
Gun City Wellington 87 Hutt Road, Thorndon Wellington City 04 891 8888
Gun City Motueka 277 High Street Motueka 03 542 3878
Nelson Hunting & Fishing 50 Achilles Ave Nelson 03 548 1840
Kelly Country Ltd 67 Ellis Street , Brightwater Nelson 03 542 3878
Marlborough Hunting & Fishing 46 Main Street Blenheim 03 579 1600
Kaikoura Hunting & Fishing 130 Beach Road Kaikoura 03 319 6648
Gun City Christchurch 5/484 Cranford Street Christchurch 03 379 8888
Dunedin Hunting & Fishing 141 Crawford Street Dunedin 03 477 6665
Shooters World Gore 40 Medway Street Gore 03 208 7456
Outdoor H&J Smith, Invercargill 84 Tay Street Invercargill 03 214 2052
Outdoor H&J Smith, Queenstown Hawthorne Drive, Remarkables Park Queenstown 03 214 2052


Updated 20 Nov 2019