Firearm Dealer Licences - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to possess, manufacture, convert, acquire, supply, repair, maintain or test firearms. A firearms dealer is also authorised to possess, manufacture, acquire or supply ammunition for the categories of firearms specified on the licence. There are three types of firearms dealer licences:

  • A firearms dealer licence: provides authority to conduct these activities in the course of operating a business;
  • A club armourer licence: provides authority to conduct these activities as part of your duties as a club armourer of an approved firearms club; or
  • A theatrical armourer licence: provides authority to conduct these activities in connection with film, television or theatrical productions.

Firearms must be maintained in a safe working condition, and all requirements in relation to safe keeping must be adhered to. You must also ensure that any employees authorised by the licence (to possess or use the firearm) are properly trained in safe handling of firearms, and are suitably qualified to carry out the functions of the licence.

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

Eligibility criteria will vary depending on the type of licence you are applying for. Please see the attached documents for details.

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

Duration

5 years.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$500.00

Firearm dealers licence

Application$500.00

Theatrical armourer licence

Application$100.00

Club armourer

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, Dealers Unit
Department of Justice
NSW Police Force
Firearms Registry


Mailing address:
Locked Bag 1
Murwillumbah
New South Wales 2484

Phone:

02 6670 8590

Phone:

1300 362 562

Fax:

02 6670 8558
dealers@police.nsw.gov.au

Supporting information

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