Firearms Dealer's Licence - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to purchase, sell, test, store, repair or manufacture firearms at a specified premise.

Licensed firearm dealers may trade in firearms, ammunition, parts and accessories and must accurately record all firearm transactions.

An employee of a firearms dealer must also be licensed.

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 to apply for this licence, you must:

  • be 18 years or over
  • be a fit and proper person in regard to your character and acquaintances and close associates
  • hold appropriate current professional indemnity insurance
  • have primary responsibility for the management of the business proposed
  • have satisfactorily completed an approved firearms safety course
  • be able to meet the storage and safety requirements specified in the relevant Act.

To apply for a licence, you will need to complete the application form and pay any required fees.

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.


Three years.





Please lodge your form with the Commissioner of Police at any Service Tasmania outlet.

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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