Firearm Permits - Australian Capital Territory

Description

You will require a permit if you intend on acquiring, possessing or using a firearm for varying reasons. Examples of firearms permits include:

  • A permit to acquire a firearm for a specified time
  • Shortening or conversion of firearms
  • Collecting ammunition
  • Selling or transferring of firearms in certain circumstances
  • The possession of firearms in 'other circumstances' provided for in the regulations including film, theatrical productions or historical re-enactment
  • The purpose of an arms fair
  • The possession and use of a tranquilliser for occupation specific use
  • Use of a powerhead for an occupation purpose or for a marine recreational purpose
  • The possession or use of an imitation firearm.

Each variation of permit will be subject to conditions.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

The requirements for a permit to acquire a firearm are similar requirements to the firearms licence. To be eligible for this permit you must:

  • Hold a current firearms licence for the type of firearm you intend on acquiring
  • Submit an application form
  • Have a genuine reason for possessing or using a firearm
  • Be judged to be a fit and proper person by the Agency
  • Pay the prescribed fee.

Additional eligibility requirements exist for category H firearms. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Amount Description
Apply Application $44.00 -
Apply Application $18.00

Permit to acquire.

Apply Application $18.00

Replacement.

Forms

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 ACT

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulation 2008 ACT

Application process

Lodge

Please lodge your application and any associated documentation directly with the Agency.

Approval time

No less than 29 days.

Administering agency

Australian Federal Police

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries, ACT Firearms Registry

Australian Federal Police

Operating address: Cnr Nettlefold and Lathlain Street
Belconnen
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address: GPO BOX 401
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 62567777
Fax: 02 62567758
Email: actfirearmsregistry@afp.gov.au