Firearm Dealers Licence - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

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.

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 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.

Duration

Licences are valid for 5 years.

Fees

 TypeAmount
ApplyApplication$1,400.00

Lodgement

Renew

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.


Approval time

No 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
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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