Firearms Instructor Permit - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to act as a firearms instructor. This permit authorises you to possess and use firearms, for the purpose of instruction and accreditation of security guards, employees of Government agencies and certain employees of security firms in the safe use of firearms.

This permit also authorises course participants to possess and use firearms while under your direct supervision.

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 possess:

  • An Instructor Accreditation;
  • A 2D Security Trainers Licence;
  • A Master Security Licence; and
  • A Category H Firearms Business Licence.

To conduct instruction as an employee of a licensed security firm you must possess:

  • Evidence of successful completion of an approved Instructor training course from an approved provider; and
  • A Class 2D Security Trainers Licence.

You are required to submit the application form, business declaration form and legitimate reason form along with all the requested documentation and the required fee.

Further details are outlined in the attached documents.

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


5 years.



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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