Individual Firearm Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to possess or use a firearm or paintball gun in Western Australia. A firearm licence entitles you to possess, carry and use the firearm or firearms identified in your licence, and ammunition for those firearms. The approval process is determined by the category or type of firearm applied for, and the reason for which it is required.

If you intend to apply for a licence to use the firearm of another person you must complete a co-user permission form.

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:

  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Provide a 100 point proof of identification;
  • Provide supporting documentation relevant to the reason you intend to licence a firearm;
  • Provide a serviceability certificate for each firearm you intend to licence;
  • Obtain a firearms awareness certificate; and
  • Be a fit and proper person to hold a firearms licence.

Further eligibility requirements apply depending on the category of firearm the licence relates to. Please consult the Contact Officer for further information on eligibility requirements.


12 months.



Each additional firearm.

GeneralDuplicate Certificate$33.00



Complete an initial online application, and then take all forms and supporting documentation to Australia Post.

Approval time

A 28 day cooling off period applies to first time applications.

Administering agency

WA Police
Police Licensing Services

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1973 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulations 1974 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries, Firearms
WA Police
Police Licensing Services

Mailing address:
Locked Bag 9
East Perth
Western Australia 6892


1300 171 011


08 9454 1522

Supporting information


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