Firearm Dealers Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to operate as a firearms dealer at a specified premises. Dealing in firearms includes the following activities:

  • manufacture, acquire, disposes of, repair, maintain or test firearms or firearm parts
  • possess firearms for the purpose of disposing, repairing, maintaining or testing
  • possess firearm parts for the purpose of manufacturing firearms
  • store firearms for someone else.

A firearms dealer also includes an individual who is a club armourer for an approved club. Club armourers are permitted to buy firearms, firearm parts, or dispose of firearms to people who are members of the approved club.

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:

  • complete an accredited course of instruction approved by the Agency (pistols and / or revolvers only)
  • be judged a fit and proper person by the Agency
  • provide a genuine reason
  • be 18 years of age or over
  • be able to prove your identity through a system similar to the criteria for opening a bank account
  • be a resident of the ACT
  • not be subject to a firearms prohibition order.


5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1727.00

Firearms Dealer's Licence. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $224.00

Firearms Dealer's Club Armourer's Licence. Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulation 2008 Australian Capital Territory

Lodgement process


Existing firearms licence holders should apply between 30 and 60 days prior to the expiration of their current licence. Reapplication letters are sent out two months prior to expiry.

Approval time

No less than 28 days.

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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