Defence Regulations 1990

  • This version was replaced on 23 August 2017 to make a correction to regulation 21 under section 25(1)(j)(iii) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Reprint as at 13 September 2014

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Defence Regulations 1990

(SR 1990/78)

Paul Reeves, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 2nd day of April 1990

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Defence.

Pursuant to section 93 and section 101 of the Defence Act 1990, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, hereby makes the following regulations.

Enacting statement: amended, on 21 April 2005, by regulation 3 of the Defence Amendment Regulations 2005 (SR 2005/73).


1Title and commencement
3Oath of allegiance
4Grants on death of regular members
5Grant on death of territorial member
6Continuation of pay of missing or captured member
7Expenses for attending selection boards or medical examinations
8Compensation for loss of or damage to kit
9Injuries suffered by members of Armed Forces in organised sport
10Visits by next of kin to sick or wounded member of Armed Forces
11Travel privileges for next of kin attending Investitures
12Withholding of pay, etc, of members of Armed Forces absent without leave or in desertion
13Stoppages to pay in respect of loss or damage
16Educational, training, and entertainment funds
17Establishment of messes
18Grants to bands
19Social welfare organisations
21Application of Part 2
22Restrictions on applications for patents
23Restrictions on trials of inventions
24Employment of agents
25Compulsory applications for patents
26Agreements to be entered into
27Powers of Chief of Defence Force
28Royalties and rewards
30Warning notices
31General powers of officer in charge
32Powers of search
33Person may be required to supply information
34Removal of persons
35Apprehension and detention of persons committing offences
36Constables may exercise powers
37Restricted places
38Offences in respect of defence areas, naval ships, and military aircraft
40Application of Part 3 to other countries
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