Composite Entity Firearms Licence - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this licence if you are a composite entity and intend to possess firearms. A composite entity is a body corporate, partnership or a government agency. Only principals of an organisation are permitted to submit this type of application; principals include the executive officer of a corporation or a head of the Agency.

This licence may only be issued for category A, B, C, D and H firearms, it does not include collectors and heirlooms.

Please consult with the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this firearm licence you must:

  • Submit a completed application form
  • Be a principal of the composite entity and provide evidence of this identity
  • Provide genuine reasons for possessing a firearms licence and demonstrate you are a body corporate, partnership or government agency
  • Be judged to be a competent, fit and proper person by the Agency
  • Pay the prescribed fee.

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


Duration does not exceed 2 years.



Replacement licence.

Approval time

Not less than 28 days.

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
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address:
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601


02 62567777


02 62567758


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