Firearm Heirloom Permit - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this permit if you have inherited a firearm and intend to retain possession (not use) of the firearm as an heirloom. This permit only relates to a single firearm or a matched pair of firearms. The firearm must have been inherited within 6 months of applying, and have been rendered permanently inoperable.

Please be aware that this permit does not authorise the purchase of any ammunition. You must comply with the safe keeping storage requirements.

Please consult the Contact Officer for 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 permit you must:

  • Be able to provide evidence that the firearm was inherited within the six months preceding the application being made;
  • Provide proof of identity (if no other NSW firearms licence or permit is held or been held);
  • Submit the application form;
  • Submit a legitimate reason form with the required documentation; and
  • Pay any required fees.

If you have never held a firearms licence or permit in NSW, or you do not currently hold an equivalent issued firearms licence or permit interstate, you are required to complete a firearm safety training course and provide evidence of this with your application.

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


Maximum of five years.





Please refer to the attached documents for information regarding the required documentation to be submitted with your application.

Administering agency

Department of Justice
NSW Police Force
Firearms Registry

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulation 2006 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquiries, Permits Unit
Department of Justice
NSW Police Force
Firearms Registry

Mailing address:
Locked Bag 1
New South Wales 2484


02 6670 8590


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