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 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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