Air Force Reserve

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Reserve is primarily made up of ex-RNZAF Service personnel who take up a part time role within the organisation. Additionally, the Reserve also consists of the bandsmen and women of the Central Air Force band.

Air Force Reservists are integrated along-side their full-time colleagues across all elements (external link) and locations (external link).

Contact Defence Careers for more information

For more information on the Air Force Reserve, please contact Defence Careers.


In order to continue working at this operational pace, as well as ensure that the upcoming changes will meet our future needs, we are seeking people who are able to help out. We are particularly interested in people who have been trained in the RNZAF, or are ex-military. Perhaps you are able to help out for several days each month, or maybe only a few hours every week. We are keen to hear from you and discuss ways in which you are able to assist us.

We are interested in people across most trades for the Reserve. Our preference is for ex-Service people, but those without military experience or backgrounds may also register interest for future positions. You will still need to have the skills and experience necessary to work in the RNZAF though.

This page was last reviewed on 22 January 2015, and is current.