Minors Firearms Licence - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this licence if you are a minor (12-18 years of age) and you intend to own a firearm. This licence may only be issued for category A, B, C and H.

  • Category A: an air rifle, rim-fire rifle (other than self-loading), a shotgun, (other than pump action or self-loading) and any shotgun and rim-fire rifle combinations.
  • Category B: a muzzle-loading firearm, centre-fire rifle (other than self-loading), and shotgun and centre-fire rifle combinations.
  • Category C: is only available to primary producers, people employed or engaged in primary production, or bona fide firearms collectors (subject to certain conditions).
  • Category H: pistols are only available to members of pistol clubs, persons employed as firearms dealers, security guards and security agents, or a bona fide firearms collector (subject to certain conditions).

There are two types of firearm licences for minors:

  • A minors firearm training licence authorises you to possess and use a firearm under the personal supervision of the holder of a category A, B or C licence, or a person authorised by the Firearms Registrar.
  • A minors target pistol training licence authorises you to possess and use a target pistol under the supervision of the holder of a category H firearms licence.

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 the application you must:

  • Be 12 to 18 years of age
  • Have completed all the approved firearms training course
  • Be a member of the shooting club
  • Be judged to be a fit and proper person by the Agency
  • Provide any other document as required
  • Pay all relevant application fees.

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



Category A, B or H.



Approval time

Not less than 28 days.

Additional information

Please be aware that your licence may be subject to conditions.

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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