Firearms licence

To get a DOC hunting permit to hunt on public conservation land with a firearm, one of the following applies:

Note: When hunting under the immediate supervision provision only one firearm is permitted between the supervisor and the hunter.

Renew or purchase a New Zealand firearms licence - NZ Police website.

NZ Police firearms licence application form.
NZ Police firearms licence application


Find out more

Hunting permit online.

Apply online for a hunting permit or renew.



Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies