Category D Firearms Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will need a category D firearms licence if you intend to own, possess, sell or use a firearm for the purposes of controlling vertebrate pest animals, or are a bona fide firearm collector.

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:

  • provide genuine reasons for possessing a firearms licence
  • be aged 18 years or over
  • be judged to be a fit and proper person by the Agency
  • be able to prove your identity through a system similar to the criteria for opening a bank account or applying for a passport
  • provide copies of a birth certificate and/or other documentation
  • meet secure home storage and safety requirements
  • be a resident of the Australian Capital Territory as evidenced by a recent rates notice, telephone or electricity account, a lease agreement, a copy of business registration, or a letter from an employer.

If you are applying for a licence for the first time, you must undertake a firearms training and safety course that is compliant with the firearms standards. These courses are available through various clubs and authorised firearms instructors.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $339.00

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulation 2008 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Australian Federal Police - ACT Policing

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

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