Minors Firearms Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this licence if you are a minor (12-18 years of age) and you intend to own a firearm. This licence may only be issued for category A, B, C and H.

  • Category A: an air rifle, rim-fire rifle (other than self-loading), a shotgun, (other than pump action or self-loading) and any shotgun and rim-fire rifle combinations.
  • Category B: a muzzle-loading firearm, centre-fire rifle (other than self-loading), and shotgun and centre-fire rifle combinations.
  • Category C: is only available to primary producers, people employed or engaged in primary production, or bona fide firearms collectors (subject to certain conditions).
  • Category H: pistols are only available to members of pistol clubs, persons employed as firearms dealers, security guards and security agents, or a bona fide firearms collector (subject to certain conditions).

There are two types of firearm licences for minors:

  • A minors firearm training licence authorises you to possess and use a firearm under the personal supervision of the holder of a category A, B or C licence, or a person authorised by the Firearms Registrar.
  • A minors target pistol training licence authorises you to possess and use a target pistol under the supervision of the holder of a category H firearms licence.

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 the application you must:

  • be 12 to 18 years of age
  • have completed all the approved firearms training course
  • be a member of the shooting club
  • be judged to be a fit and proper person by the Agency
  • provide any other document as required
  • pay all relevant application fees.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $49.00

Fees for 2022-23

General Duplicate Certificate All $49.00

Fees for 2022-23


Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulation 2008 Australian Capital Territory

Approval time

Not 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.