Completing/Updating the Firearms notification form

If you have already notified us online prior to 5.20pm on 24 April 2019, and wish to update some of the details (e.g. firearm make and model, address, phone numbers), please phone our call centre on 0800 311 311 between 7am and 10pm.

If this is your first time notifying New Zealand Police of your intention to hand in firearms please use the online form via the button below.

Important: Use Google Chrome or the latest version of Safari.

You will need to sign up to create an account. A one-time email verification is necessary to create an account*.

Notify Police of your firearm/s

Please note:

  • The sign up and sign in process is managed by Police in partnership with Microsoft
  • You will receive a ‘Firearms Notification Activation’ confirmation email with a code to verify your account. The email will come from a secure “Microsoft – On behalf of New Zealand Police” account.
  • You will then be able to create a password to use with your verified email account to sign in.

You need the following on hand to help complete the online notification:

  • The details of the firearm(s) or items (including serial numbers where known)
  • The Firearms Licence Number of the owner of the firearm (where known)
  • Bank account details (in case you are eligible for the buy-back compensation scheme)
  • Business details (if applicable)

*If you do not have a valid email address or need help completing the online notification form please phone our call centre on 0800 311 311 between 7am and 10pm.

It is important existing pest controllers note themselves as pest controllers when completing the form if they intend to apply for an exemption.

Dealers and collectors should not complete the form and should continue to securely store their prohibited items. Police will be in contact regarding next steps.

Privacy statement

The information you provide on the Firearm Notification Form is collected for the purpose of administration of the Arms Act 1983. NZ Police will hold, store, use or disclose the personal information to enable it to carry out its lawful functions, including prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of offences. Please refer to the Privacy section of our website for more information.