Arms Fair Permit - New South Wales


You will require a permit if you intend to conduct an arms fair where firearms are displayed for sale or exhibition to the public.

There are two types of permits:

  • Arms Fair Permit - authorises you to conduct an arms fair if you are a licensed firearms dealer or club official.
  • Arms Fair Participants Permit - authorises you to participate in an approved arms fair conducted in NSW if you also hold a current firearms dealer's licence, firearms collector licence or an ammunition permit.

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

Eligibility criteria will vary depending on the type of permit you are applying for. Please refer to the attached documents for details.

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



As specified on the permit.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $75.00
Vary Duplicate Certificate All $75.00

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulation 2017 New South Wales

Application process


Applications must be lodged at least 21 days before the commencement of the arms fair.


You cannot transfer this permit to another person.

Administering agency

Department of Community Services 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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Permits Unit

Firearms Registry

NSW Police Force

Department of Community Services and Justice

New South Wales
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 5102
Parramatta, New South Wales 2124
Phone: 1300 362 562
Phone: 02 6670 8590
Fax: 02 6670 8558
Website: Firearms Registry (Opens in new window)