Firearms Collectors Licence - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to collect and possess firearms that have a historical, commemorative, and thematic or investment value.

A firearm manufactured on or after 1 January 1900 must be rendered temporarily incapable of being fired by removal of the bolt, firing pin or the use of a trigger lock. Category C or D firearms in the collection must be rendered permanently inoperable.

This licence does not permit the collection of ammunition; this is a separate application process to which other conditions will apply.

Please use the contact details below to find out 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 licence you must:

  • Be a member of a club or association approved by the Agency
  • The collection must be of a significant commemorative, historical, thematic or investment value
  • Submit an application form and any associated documentation
  • Pay the required fees.

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



5 years.





Please lodge your application form and any associated documentation directly with the Agency.

Approval time

No 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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