You will require a permit if you intend on acquiring, possessing or using a firearm for varying reasons. Examples of firearms permits include:
- A permit to acquire a firearm for a specified time
- Shortening or conversion of firearms
- Collecting ammunition
- Selling or transferring of firearms in certain circumstances
- The possession of firearms in 'other circumstances' provided for in the regulations including film, theatrical productions or historical re-enactment
- The purpose of an arms fair
- The possession and use of a tranquilliser for occupation specific use
- Use of a powerhead for an occupation purpose or for a marine recreational purpose
- The possession or use of an imitation firearm.
Each variation of permit will be subject to conditions.
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.
The requirements for a permit to acquire a firearm are similar requirements to the firearms licence. To be eligible for this permit you must:
- Hold a current firearms licence for the type of firearm you intend on acquiring
- Submit an application form
- Have a genuine reason for possessing or using a firearm
- Be judged to be a fit and proper person by the Agency
- Pay the prescribed fee.
Additional eligibility requirements exist for category H firearms. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Permit to acquire.
Please lodge your application and any associated documentation directly with the Agency.
No less than 29 days.
Australian Federal Police
Firearms Act 1996 (Australian Capital Territory)
Firearms Regulation 2008 (Australian Capital Territory)
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