How to join

Applying for an NZDF career

Got a taste for it yet? If so, we'd like to help you join. Our recruitment process is thorough because we need to ensure that we select the right people – but the end result is worth it.

You can apply online

You can do everything online, and all the information you need is here. Once you've applied, we'll assign one of our expert candidate co-ordinators to manage your application, and they'll be there to make sure you know what to do and when.


Check out the application process

First up, read our simple, step-by-step guide to a successful application.


Which service is more your style?

The Defence Force is made up of three unique services, each with it's own strengths. Check out the different lifestyles they each have to offer:

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Ready to begin your own journey into the NZDF?

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