Firearm Heirlooms Licence - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to possess any heirloom firearm. An heirloom firearm means a firearm inherited from an immediate or close relative and can be a single firearm or a matched pair of firearms.

Heirloom firearms must be rendered permanently incapable of being fired.

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 licence, you must produce evidence that the heirloom firearm has been inherited.

It is a condition of this licence that the licence holder is familiar and willing to comply with all relevant and current State and Commonwealth legislation.

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


Five years from the date of issue.





Apply Application for a Permit to Acquire a Firearm - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window
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Application for a Firearms Heirloom Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.



You will need to lodge your form with the Commissioner of Police at any Service Tasmania outlet. You should ensure that your application is signed in the presence of a police officer or the receiving officer.

Administering agency

Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management
Tasmania Police

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulations 2016 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries, Firearms Unit
Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management
Tasmania Police

Mailing address:
Hobart, Tasmania 7001


03 6173 2720

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