Ammunition Permits - New South Wales


You will need an ammunition permit if you intend to obtain ammunition for firearms. There are three types of permit:

  • Ammunition Permit - for employees or business partners who have to purchase ammunition for firearms registered to their employer or business partner
  • Ammunition Collection Permit - for those intending to buy or possess ammunition for the purpose of ammunition collection only
  • Ammunition Purchase and Sell Permit - for those intending to possess, acquire or supply ammunition.

Ammunition includes:

  • articles consisting of a cartridge case fitted with a primer and a projectile
  • articles consisting of a cartridge case fitted with a primer and containing a propelling charge and a projectile
  • blank cartridges, air gun pellets, training cartridges or gas cartridges.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to apply for a permit you must:

  • provide proof of identity (if no other NSW firearms licence or permit is held or has been held)
  • submit the application form with the requirement documentation
  • submit a business declaration form
  • submit a legitimate reason form with the required documentation
  • pay any required fees.

If you have never held a firearms licence or permit in NSW, or you do not currently hold an equivalent issued firearms licence or permit interstate, you are required to complete a firearms safety training course and provide evidence of this with your application. Further eligibility criteria will vary depending on the type of permit you are applying for.


5 years maximum


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $75.00

Ammunition permit. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $75.00

Ammunition collection permit. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $75.00

Ammunition purchase and sell permit. Fees for 2023-24

General Duplicate Certificate All $75.00

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulation 2017 New South Wales



Administering agency

Department of Communities and Justice

NSW Police Force

Firearms Registry

Contact details

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