All licence application types can be found below.


New Zealand Firearms Licence 

How to apply for or renew a standard New Zealand firearms or gun licence.


Visitor Firearms Licence & Import Permits 

As a visitor, you need a visitor's firearms licence to use firearms in New Zealand.


Dealer's Licence 

You need a firearms licence and 'C endorsements' to collect firearms or use them in theatrical productions.


Permit to Import or Possess  

You must have a Permit to Import before purchasing firearms, PCCKs or ammunition from overseas



Changes in firearms legislation since since 12 April 2019 has led to a ban on most semi-automatic firearms and some pump action shotguns; and also certain large capacity magazines.



Related information

Firearms forms and guides

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