Permit to Acquire a Firearm - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to acquire a firearm. You must specify the category of firearm that you intend to acquire.

If you are the holder of a category H firearms licence for sport or target shooting, you may apply for a permit to acquire a prohibited pistol for the purpose of participating in a prescribed event.

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 for this permit, you must hold a firearms licence of the category that is appropriate to the firearm that you intend to acquire. A separate permit is required for each category of firearm.

It is a condition of this permit that you are 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.

Prerequisites

Duration

A permit is in force for 90 days from the date it is granted or until the date the firearm is acquired.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyLicence$20.15Concession holder discount available.

Lodgement

Apply

This form is to be lodged with the Commissioner of Police at any Service Tasmania outlet.


Approval time

A permit will be issued 28 days after lodging of your application.

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:
GPO BOX 308
Hobart, Tasmania 7001

Phone:

03 6173 2720
firearms.services@police.tas.gov.au

Supporting information

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