Travelling with firearms and ammunition

If you’re travelling with firearms or ammunition in a vehicle on a road or public access way, it’s essential to follow the regulations.  

Here’s what you need to remember:

  • firearms must be unloaded when transporting them
  • firearms and ammunition must be concealed from view
  • you must transport firearms in a locked case, remove a vital part, or apply a trigger or cable lock
  • ammunition must be separate to your firearm, and locked away if practical.

To make sure you meet all the requirements, read our secure storage and transportation guide for firearms and ammunition.  

An old red ute drives down the road in rural New Zealand
Last updated
31 May 2024