Who we are
We're proud to represent and serve those who have fought in our country’s best interests and who make sacrifices, even today, to ensure New Zealand remains a free and safe country. There are over 31,000 New Zealand veterans, with diverse backgrounds that range in age from 19 to more than a hundred years old. Our veterans include current NZ Defence Force personnel, those who have left the Defence Force and work in civilian roles, and retired ex-service personnel.
We're focused on providing excellent personal support for veterans and their families. We also partner with the broader New Zealand Defence Force, and with other government and non-government agencies to facilitate this support.
As a proud part of the NZ Defence Force, we play our part in contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Why you should work for Veterans' Affairs
In return for your knowledge, experience and drive, we can reward you with challenging opportunities working in a supportive, motivated and forward-thinking team based in Wellington.
The NZ Defence Force also has a range of benefits for you and your family.
Force Financial Hub—benefits for staff
Sound like you?
If this sounds like you, visit the civilian vacancies page on the NZ Defence Force careers website.
NZDF Civilian Vacancies