Registration of Firearms - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to sell, purchase, possess or use a firearm. Once a firearm has been acquired you must notify and provide details of the firearm to the Agency within seven days of acquisition. This allows the Agency to maintain a register of all firearms in the Australian Capital Territory.

Please be aware that if you intend to use a firearm registered by another person you must apply to the Agency for registration as a user of a registered firearm.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for the application you must:

  • Submit an application form;
  • Be aged 18 years or over;
  • Be judged to be a fit and proper person;
  • Be able to prove your identity through a system similar to the criteria for opening a bank account or applying for a passport;
  • Provide copies of a birth certificate and/or other documentation;
  • Meet secure home storage and safety requirements for the firearm(s);
  • Be a resident of the Australian Capital Territory as evidenced by a recent rates notice, telephone or electricity account, a lease agreement, a copy of business registration, or a letter from an employer;
  • Provide any other document as required by the Agency; and
  • Pay all relevant application fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Duration

Until change of ownership.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Registration of firearm: $18 (fee payable for each firearm); Registered user: $18 (per user).

Application

Lodge

Please lodge your application form, associated documentation and payment of fees directly with the Firearms Registry.


Administering agency

Australian Federal Police

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulation 2008 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Enquiries, ACT Firearms Registry
Australian Federal Police


Operating address:
Cnr Nettlefold and Lathlain Street
Belconnen
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 401
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

02 62567777

Fax:

02 62567758
actfirearmsregistry@afp.gov.au

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