High Calibre Pistol Permit - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to use any pistol with a calibre of between .38 inch and .45 inch calibre (that is not otherwise a prohibited pistol), in a specialised shooting competition involving metallic silhouette or single action shooting conducted at ranges approved for these types of activities.

You must hold a current Category H firearms licence for the genuine reason of sport / target shooting to apply for this permit. This permit will only be granted for this purpose, use of high calibre pistols are otherwise prohibited in NSW.

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:

  • Be 18 years of age or older;
  • Hold a full Category H firearms licence;
  • Be a current member of an approved target shooting club.
  • Submit the application form with the requirement documentation;
  • 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 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.

Prerequisites

Duration

Maximum up to five years.

Fees

 TypeAmount
ApplyApplication$75.00

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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