You will require this licence if you intend to operate as a firearms dealer at a specified premises. Dealing in firearms includes the following activities:
- Manufacture, acquire, disposes of, repair, maintain or test firearms or firearm parts
- Possess firearms for the purpose of disposing, repairing, maintaining or testing
- Possess firearm parts for the purpose of manufacturing firearms
- Store firearms for someone else.
A firearms dealer also includes an individual who is a club armourer for an approved club. Club armourers are permitted to buy firearms, firearm parts, or dispose of firearms to people who are members of the approved club.
Please use the contact details below to find out more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this licence you must:
- Complete an accredited course of instruction approved by the Agency (pistols and/or revolvers only)
- Be judged a fit and proper person by the Agency
- Provide a genuine reason
- Be 18 years of age or over
- Be able to prove your identity through a system similar to the criteria for opening a bank account
- Be a resident of the ACT
- Not be subject to a firearms prohibition order
- Pay the relevant application fees.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Licences are valid for 5 years.
Existing firearms licence holders should apply between 30 and 60 days prior to the expiration of their current licence. Reapplication letters are sent out two months prior to expiry.
No less than 28 days.
Please be aware that your licence may be subject to conditions.
Australian Federal Police
Firearms Act 1996 (Australian Capital Territory)
Firearms Regulation 2008 (Australian Capital Territory)
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