Prohibited Weapons - Club Approval - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this approval if you operate a weapons club and intend to operate as a collectors club or society, or as a historical or commemorative club or society.

Gaining club approval means that club members can use their membership to support the genuine reasons of historical re-enactment or weapons collection when applying for a prohibited weapons permit. 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


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval, your club must:

  • Have been established for at least 3 months;
  • Have at least 10 active members;
  • Be affiliated with an approved peak firearms association, which has recommended the granting of the approval;
  • Provide details of full name, date of birth and residential address of each club member;
  • Provide a copy of the rules of the club and constitution;
  • Provide details of any training activities undertaken;
  • Provide any other information and documentation as requested; and
  • Pay the relevant fees.

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


5 years.



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

Department of Justice
NSW Police Force
Firearms Registry

Mailing address:
Locked Bag 1
New South Wales 2484




02 66708590


02 66708558

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