Firearm Heirloom Permit - New South Wales


You will need this permit if you have inherited a firearm and intend to retain possession of it as an heirloom.

The permit only relates to a single firearm or a matched pair of firearms. The firearm must have been inherited within 6 months of applying and have been rendered permanently inoperable.

Please be aware that this permit does not authorise the purchase of any ammunition and licence holders must also comply with safe storage requirements.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must provide:

  • evidence that the firearm was inherited within the six months preceding the application being made
  • proof of identity (if no other NSW firearms licence or permit has been held).

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 firearm safety training course and provide evidence of this with your application.


5 years maximum


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $75.00

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

Application process


Please refer to the attached documents for information regarding the required documentation to be submitted with your application.



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