Prohibited Weapons - Scientific Purposes Permit - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to possess or use a prohibited weapon to carry out scientific research. You must be able to provide evidence that your research is legitimate scientific research and that a prohibited weapon is necessary in the conduct of that research. Legitimate scientific research is research endorsed or conducted by a legitimate research body, organisation, government agency or university.

This permit also authorises any employees listed on the permit to possess and use a weapon to which the permit relates. Please refer to the Schedule 1 Prohibited Weapons document for a full list of prohibited weapons 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 of this permit you must:

  • Prove that you are conducting legitimate scientific research that requires the possession or use of a prohibited weapon;
  • Submit the application form and genuine reason form with the required documentation; and
  • Pay the required fee.

Further eligibility criteria and details of the information you must provide with your application are outlined in the attached documents.

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

Duration

Maximum of five years.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$127.00
Application$25.00

For each additional person authorised by the permit.

Administering agency

Department of Justice
NSW Police Force
Firearms Registry

Act(s) name

Weapons Prohibition Act 1998 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Weapons Prohibition Regulation 2009 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquiries
Department of Justice
NSW Police Force
Firearms Registry


Mailing address:
Locked Bag 1
Murwillumbah
New South Wales 2484

Phone:

1300362562

Phone:

02 66708590

Fax:

02 66708558
firearmsenq@police.nsw.gov.au

Supporting information

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