Find out how to apply or reapply for a New Zealand firearms licence. You need a firearms licence to possess and use non-prohibited firearms, ammunition and Specially Dangerous Airguns (PCPs) without supervision.

Firearms Registry requirements apply from 24 June 2023

The first time you apply for a licence or endorsement from 24 June 2023, you must register all arms items in your possession within 30 days.

Find out what the Firearms Registry means for you




Last updated
21 August 2023


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