Permit for the Use of Prohibited Weapons - Australian Capital Territory


You will require this permit if you intend to possess or use items that are identified as prohibited weapons. Prohibited weapons include but are not limited to:

  • crossbows
  • suppressors
  • darts
  • catapults
  • batons
  • nunchaku and nunchaku batons
  • military equipment
  • laser pointers.

Permits will only be granted where the proposed use of the item can be justified, such as solely for:

  • sporting competition purposes
  • theatrical and other productions.

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 considered a fit and proper person for the purpose of the permit and present no danger to public safety or to peace
  • show sufficient good cause for possession of the item
  • have a clean police record
  • comply with any guidelines approved by the registrar for the storage and security of the prohibited weapon, and any other limitations
  • pay the relevant application fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified on your permit.


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Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Prohibited Weapons Act 1996 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Prohibited Weapons Regulation 1997 Australian Capital Territory

Lodgement process


Please submit your application directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Australian Federal Police - ACT Policing

Contact details

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