Firearms Information

Firearms Important Information Details

Should you choose to travel with your own firearm/s you will require a New Zealand Visitors Firearms License (permit). It may be initiated prior to your arrival for your convenience. You can download an application form from the New Zealand police website, http://www.police.govt.nz/service/firearms/#resources.

To ensure the license is ready for you upon arrival in New Zealand, simply fax or post the following information to the New Zealand Police: or to our friendly staff. We can arrange everything for you.

  • Your full name, address and contact details
  • Date of birth
  • Occupation
  • Passport photocopy
  • Current photograph
  • Any current firearm permit/license(s)
  • Your flight number, date and time of arrival
  • Particulars of the firearms you are bringing

Neville Cunningham
Mount Cook Trophy Hunting Ltd
310 Spur Road, RD 4, Timaru, New Zealand
NZ Firearms License #T5046929
If Christchurch is your international flight port of entry, send your firearms information to:

NZ POLICE CHRISTCHURCH AIRPORT
P.O. Box 14 084
Christchurch, New Zealand.
Fax: +64-3-371-8071
If Auckland is your international flight port of entry, send your firearms information to:

NZ POLICE AUCKLAND AIRPORT
P.O. Box 73 004
Auckland, New Zealand.
Fax: +64-9-256-0486
YOUR PROCEDURE ON ARRIVAL THROUGH NEW ZEALAND CUSTOMS:

DECLARE any firearms that you are carrying. This means filling out the form and noting that you are bringing in a prohibited item. Seek the police kiosk at arrivals. A Visitor’s Firearms License will be issued to you at this time by the airport police at the cost of $NZ25. (This must be paid in New Zealand currency, cash only.)
Note: Handguns are illegal in New Zealand