Firearm Heirloom Permit - New South Wales


You will need this permit if you have inherited a firearm and intend to retain possession (not use) of the firearm as an heirloom. This 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. You must comply with the safe keeping 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 for this permit you must:

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


Maximum of five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $75.00 Fees for 2022-23
General Duplicate Certificate All $75.00 Fees for 2022-23

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.


You cannot transfer this permit to another person.

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