World Class Treasury Grade Vault

Bullion Depository

New Zealand Vault provides our clients with two options for the storage of your bullion.

You can store bullion in our safe deposit box vaults, or in our specialist bullion depository located in Wellington.

Our treasury grade bullion depository is ideal for clients with larger holdings of gold, platinum and silver. Unlike most depositories, New Zealand Vault offers the additional security and control of storing your fully allocated and segregated gold and platinum in high grade safes that sit within our bullion depository. Silver will be stored within sealable pallet cages.

Each client’s bullion will be first packaged into a box, complete with client ID, and secured with tamper evident tape. This box will then be deposited into a safe within the bullion depository by a New Zealand Vault Custodian, along with an Auditor from international accountancy firm, Crowe Australasia.  

The safe will then be closed. This vault is fitted with world class systems and security protocols and is only opened when we are depositing or withdrawing bullion from a safe, at the written request of a client.

Crowe Australasia and NZ Vault will write to you documenting and confirming what was deposited to your safe.

Our bullion depository service fees are based on a percentage value of the bullion stored and include insurance and the service of Crowe Australasia acting on your behalf. For more information on our pricing please phone us on +64 (4) 499 9333 or email us at

How To Open a Depository Storage Account

You can open a Bullion Depository Storage Account from anywhere in the world in 3 easy steps:

Complete our online registration and review and accept our Terms and Conditions Bullion Depository Storage Agreement.

We then require a copy of each of the following forms of ID authorised by a Notary as a true copy and it represents the identity of the named individual. This needs to be received within 30 days of opening your account.

a) One copy of photo ID (passport or gun license or driver's license); plus

b) One form of secondary ID (any government or bank issued card or document that has your name and signature); plus

c) Proof of your address (utility invoice, or bank document that has your address on it and is not more than 3 months old).

Post your authorised identification documents back to us at:

New Zealand Vault
PO Box 10206
Wellington 6143
New Zealand


We will also require you to confirm with us the amount of bullion to be stored so we are able to provide you with a quote for the storage.

How Your Bullion Will Be Stored

When your bullion arrives at New Zealand Vault it will be packaged in a box, complete with your client ID, and secured with tamper evident tape.

Gold and platinum will be deposited into a high grade safe within the bullion depository by a New Zealand Vault custodian and international accountancy firm, Crowe Australasia.

Silver will be secured in sealable pallet cages. Crowe Australasia will provide you with the following service:

1. They will open the package and check that the bullion received matches what is on the delivery schedule.
2. They will deposit the bullion into your own safety deposit box or safe and lock it
3.  They will then place the key to your safety deposit box or the code to your safe into their safety deposit box and hold it in their safe custody  
4. Finally, New Zealand Vault will email you the confirmation certificate, signed off by Crowe Australasia confirming that the bullion has been safely deposited into your safety deposit box or safe.

How Do I Deposit Existing Bullion Holdings?

Contact us for advice

If you are sending us bullion you already own, contact us and we will give you advice on logistics companies you can use for transportation, insurance, packaging and delivery requirements.

Phone: +64 (4) 499 9333

Our address for deliveries is:

NZV Basement Level 2
Aon Centre
1 Willis Street,
Wellington 6011,
New Zealand


You Are In Control

Each safe in our bullion depository has two codes - one held by New Zealand Vault and the other held by Crowe Australasia.

Both codes are required in order to open the safe where your bullion will be stored. New Zealand Vault cannot access your bullion without the code held by Crowe Australasia and Crowe Australasia cannot access it without New Zealand Vault’s code.

Both New Zealand Vault and Crowe Australasia will only act on your written instructions to remove the bullion. As a result, you are in complete control as to who and when your bullion can be accessed.