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Navy Careers

Want a career in the Navy? Visit the Defence Careers website where you'll find all the information you need to get into it!

A Navy career will take you from the Sub-Antarctic to the Pacific and South East Asia.  You will explore the seas in a fleet of modern ships and develop new skills along the way.  And you’ll become an essential member of a fast-moving, tight-knit professional team.

Our Navy is a Force for New Zealand. Our personnel make a positive difference to the world.  While you’re in the Navy you might find yourself doing any of the following tasks:

  • Contributing to regional security and defence on board an ANZAC frigate in the Pacific or South-East Asia.
  • Patrolling our coasts to protect our fisheries and border security.
  • Being a peacekeeper in the Middle-East, Korea, East-Timor or elsewhere in the world.
  • Providing humanitarian support or disaster relief aid wherever a community needs help.

Check out the Navy’s latest recruiting video,  A Force for New Zealand.

Take our online tests to find out more about:

  • Your ideal job
  • Eligibility
  • See where our ships and personnel are currently deployed

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Have you got current or previous New Zealand Military experience?

Or do you have military experience and are you looking at relocating to New Zealand from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom or the United States of America?

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