Firearm with Silencer Permit - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to possess and use a silencer. A silencer is a device designed for muffling, reducing or stopping the noise created by the firing of a firearm.

A silencer is classified as a prohibited weapon. In order to possess or use a prohibited weapon in NSW you must have a genuine reason to do so. Genuine reasons may include: you require a silencer for business purposes such as a prohibited weapon dealer, theatrical armourer, museum, or control of feral animals.

You are required to hold a firearms permit authorising the possession and use of the prohibited firearm in addition to a prohibited weapon permit.

Please consult the Contact Officer for 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 permit you must:

  • submit the application form and legitimate reason form accompanied by all requested documentation
  • provide proof of identity (if no other NSW firearms licence or permit is held or has been held)
  • complete a business declaration
  • pay the 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 firearms safety training course and provide evidence of this with your application. Further eligibility criteria is outlined in the attached documents.

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

Duration

The permit will be issued for a maximum term of 5 years.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$127.00
Miscellaneous

An additional $25 fee is required for each person, other than the permit holder, completing an application for a person to be authorised on a prohibited weapon permit.

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
Murwillumbah
New South Wales 2484

Phone:

02 6670 8590
permits@police.nsw.gov.au

Supporting information

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