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 

The P-3K2 arrived at Base auckland on Wednesday 23 Oct after three months on deployment to the Middle East as part of the CMF on counter-piracy patrol.

23 October 2014

The P-3K2 Orion returned to Base Auckland on Wednesday after three months deployed as part of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) international counter-piracy effort in the Middle East.

Fiordland Man Returns From Hunting Pirates

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.