Welcome to NZDF

The New Zealand Defence Force comprises of just over 14,000 people. This includes around 9,000 Regular Force, 2,200 Reserve Force, and 2,900 civil staff members across the armed services of Navy, Army and Air Force.


Latest News 

A P-3K2 Orion conducts a low-level flypast of a vessel on the ocean.

24 November 2014

The Government has announced that a P-3K2 Orion aircraft will remain in the Gulf region for another 12 months to provide ongoing support to regional maritime operations.

Since late July a P-3K2 Orion aircraft and crew, supported by a detachment of personnel drawn from across our entire Air Force, has been deployed in support of international counter-piracy operations as part of the Combined Maritime Forces. Back home in New Zealand others have also been working tirelessly to support our mission.

Media Releases

This section offers the latest Defence Force news. We regularly issue statements and background information to the media.

Personnel archives.

Personnel Records at NZDF Archives

This section provides information about how to apply for military service records from NZDF Archives, what to expect from the files and where to go for further information.

Deployment map.

Overseas Deployments

There are currently 118 NZDF personnel deployed on nine operations and UN missions across ten countries.