Registration of Firearms - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this registration if you intend to sell, purchase, possess or use a firearm. Once a firearm has been acquired you must notify and provide details of the firearm to the Agency within seven days of acquisition. This allows the Agency to maintain a register of all firearms in the Australian Capital Territory.

Please be aware that if you intend to use a firearm registered by another person you must apply to the Agency for registration as a user of a registered firearm.

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:

  • submit an application form
  • be aged 18 years or over
  • be judged to be a fit and proper person
  • 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 for the firearm(s)
  • 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
  • provide any other document as required by the Agency
  • pay all relevant application fees.


Until change of ownership


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $19.00 Firearm registration. Fees for 2022-23
Apply Application All $19.00 Registration of user of a firearm. Fees for 2022-23

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulation 2008 Australian Capital Territory

Application process


Please lodge your application form, associated documentation and payment of fees directly with the Firearms Registry.

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.

Supporting information