Silencer Permit - New South Wales


You will need this permit if you intend to possess and use a silencer. A silencer is a device designed for muffling, reducing or stopping the noise created by the firing of a firearm.

When the silencer is attached to a firearm, the firearm is classified as a prohibited weapon. Therefore, you must apply for a Prohibited Weapons Permit for the silencer, and a Firearms Permit to authorise the possession and use of the firearm to which the silencer is attached.

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:

  • submit the application form and legitimate reason form accompanied by all requested documentation
  • provide proof of identity (if no other NSW firearms licence or permit is held or has been held)
  • complete a business declaration
  • pay the 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.


In order to possess or use a prohibited weapon in NSW you must have a genuine reason. This could include:

  • theatrical armouring
  • museum operation
  • the control of feral animals.


5 years maximum


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $127.00

Fees for 2023-24

Comply Miscellaneous All $25.00

An additional fee that is required for each person, other than the permit holder, completing an application for a person to be authorised on a prohibited weapon permit. 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.

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