Carriage of ammunition is permitted only as checked-in luggage if:
If you are un-licensed and found in possession of ammunition at an airport the NZ Police will be notified.
If you are a licensed firearm holder and you have not complied with the restrictions your ammunition will be seized.
All novelty items [e.g. jewellery, pen and USB sticks] designed to look like a bullet and empty shell casings are considered to be imitation ammunition and are allowed in checked luggage but not carry-on.
If you are in possession of ammunition without the appropriate licence and airline approval you may be committing a criminal offence.
You will be asked to relinquish all dangerous or prohibited items found in your carry-on luggage. If you refuse:
AvSec x-ray bags going onto aircraft to ensure there is nothing dangerous in them. If something comes up on the x-ray that needs checking, the bag will be opened, searched and any dangerous good or prohibited item will be removed, with a bag search notification form left within the bag.
If you want to retrieve an item that has been removed, please contact your airline as soon as possible. The airline will dispose of items within three to seven days, so the sooner you make contact, the better your chance of having the items returned to you. For more information, see: