Pistol Permit (Medical Disability) - New South Wales

Service summary

You can apply for this permit if you intend to possess and / or use a pistol for the purpose of undertaking hunting, fishing, farming or grazing activities (in relation to your occupation).

This permit will only be issued if you can provide evidence from a medical practitioner that you have a medical condition or disability that prevents you from using a rifle or shotgun.

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 provide the required documentation;
  • Submit the legitimate reason form with all the required information (including evidence from a medical practitioner that supports your special need to use a pistol)
  • Provide proof of identity (if no other NSW firearms licence or permit is held or has been held); and
  • Pay the required fee.

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

 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 (General) Regulation 1997 (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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