Firearm Dealer Licence - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you intend to possess, manufacture, convert, acquire, supply, repair, maintain or test firearms. A firearm dealer is also authorised to possess, manufacture, acquire or supply ammunition for the categories of firearms specified on the licence. There are three types of firearms dealer licences:

  • Firearms Dealer Licence - authorises these activities in the course of operating a business
  • Club Armourer Licence - authorises these activities as part of your duties as a club armourer of an approved firearms club
  • Theatrical Armourer Licence - authorises these activities in connection with film, television or theatrical productions.

Firearms must be maintained in a safe working condition, and all requirements in relation to safe keeping must be adhered to. You must also ensure that any employees authorised by the licence (to possess or use the firearm) are properly trained in safe handling of firearms and suitably qualified to carry out the functions of the licence.

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 licence you are applying for. Please see the attached documents for details.

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.


5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $500.00

Firearm dealers licence fee for each premises. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $500.00

Theatrical armourer licence. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $100.00

Club armourer. 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.

Supporting information