New Zealand Army - Amphibious assault at Exercise Talisman Sabre

Welcome to the New Zealand Army

The New Zealand Army is made up of around 4500 full-time specialised professionals who are highly trained, disciplined and well equipped to respond rapidly to a range of situations in New Zealand and overseas. These men and women work together, with close to 1600 Army Reserve part-time personnel and over 400 civilian support staff.

Our soldiers, led by professional and trusted leaders, are physically and mentally prepared to meet the rigours of military operations. Our equipment is technologically advanced and battle-tested.

For more information about the New Zealand Army, our equipment, our culture and history, and how to Join Us, use the links at the top of the page or below.

Find out more about the New Zealand Army

The New Zealand Army is a professional organisation of dedicated and loyal New Zealanders who are highly trained and well equipped to meet the challenges in today’s world. In the About Us section you can learn about who we are, what we do, where we are, how to keep up with our news, and access our key documents.

Want to know about Army capability?

The New Zealand Army is well trained in a range of modern equipment. If you’re looking to find out more about the equipment we use, and some future capabilities we’re looking at introducing, check out the information in the Our Capability section.

Looking for information about our Culture and History?

The unique culture of the New Zealand Army has been shaped and defined by a range of complementary influences. In the Culture and History section you can read about the key tenets that drive our organisation, find out more information about Anzac and Armistice Days, and get links to The New Zealand Army Museum webpage which holds great information about the people and events that have shaped our Army.

Thinking of working for us?

Have you got what it takes to be an Officer? A gunner, a chef, or maybe a medic? Interested in gaining a trade qualification such as plumbing, carpentry or telecommunications? Are you a civilian who is looking for a change in pace? Take the first step towards a career in the NZ Army in the Working for Us section.

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