Ammunition Permits - New South Wales


You will require one of the following permits if you intend to obtain ammunition for firearms:

  • An ammunition permit is for employees or business partners who have to purchase ammunition for firearms registered to their employer or business partner.
  • An ammunition collection permit must be applied for if you intend to buy or possess ammunition for the purpose of ammunition collection only.
  • An ammunition acquire and sell permit is for those intending to possess, acquire or supply ammunition.

Ammunition includes any:

  • article consisting of a cartridge case fitted with a primer and a projectile
  • article 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.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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. Please see the attached documents for detailed information.

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


The term of the permit will not exceed 5 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $30.00

Ammunition permit

Apply Application All $75.00

Ammunition collection permit

Apply Application All $75.00

Ammunition purchase and sell permit

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulation 2017 NSW


You cannot transfer this permit to another person.

Administering agency

Department of 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.

Permits Unit

Firearms Registry

NSW Police Force

Department of Justice

Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 1
Murwillumbah, New South Wales 2484
Phone: 1300 362 562
Phone: 02 6670 8590
Fax: 02 6670 8558
Website: Firearms Registry (Opens in new window)