Firearm Safari Tour Permit - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to operate organised safari tours that involve the possession and / or use of firearms.

This permit only allows you to possess and / or use category A or category B Firearms. Examples include:

  • Air rifles;
  • Rimfire rifle (other than self-loading);
  • Shotgun / rimfire combinations;
  • Shotgun (other than pump action or self-loading);
  • Muzzle loading firearms (other than pistols);
  • Centre-fire rifle (other than self-loading);
  • Shot gun / centre-fire combinations;

Permits can be issued to individuals or businesses.

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:

  • Provide evidence of prior written permission from the owner of any land on which you propose to conduct the safari tours;
  • Provide details of the locations and areas in which tours will be conducted and the names and types of game to be hunted;
  • Provide a certificate of successful completion of a firearms safety training course for longarms (if you have never held a firearms licence or permit in New South Wales);
  • Provide details of the safe handling instructions of firearms that will be provided to participants;
  • Submit the required applications forms and the requested documentation; and
  • Pay the required fees.

Businesses, clubs or other organisations must supply their ABN, ACN, and business registration certificate and public liability insurance documentation.

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


Maximum of five years.





Please refer to the attached documents for information regarding the required documentation to be submitted with your application.

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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