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Firearms and weapons

You need a New Zealand Police permit to bring firearms (including airguns) into New Zealand.

You must get the permit before the goods arrive in New Zealand. 

Some weapons are prohibited items, and you won’t be able to bring them in. These include:

  • flick knives
  • butterfly knives
  • swordsticks
  • knuckle-dusters
  • any weapon disguised as something else.