Civilian employees are important members of the team at the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF).  As a member of the NZDF team, civilian staff have access to great benefits such as;

5 Weeks Annual Leave

As a new employee of New Zealand Defence Force you are entitled to five weeks annual leave every year plus stat days on top of that!


If there is an NZDF gym at your work site, you are able to access its facilities.

Defence Leave Centres

There are leave centres located all over the country which are available to NZDF staff at great rates.

Death & Income Continuance Insurance Cover

For staff employed longer than 28 days, you are able to access coverage to group life insurance for NZ Defence Force personnel.


There are superannuation options available, subject to the eligibility criteria.

Retail Discounts

There is a range of approved retailers who offer discounts to NZDF personnel.

Career Development

NZDF supports professional development.  As such, there are professional development opportunities available.