Firearm with Silencer Permit - New South Wales


You will require 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.

In order to possess or use a prohibited weapon in NSW you must have a genuine reason to do so. Genuine reasons may include: you require a silencer for business purposes such as a prohibited weapon dealer, theatrical armourer, museum, or control of feral animals.

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

To be eligible for this permit 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. Further eligibility criteria is outlined in the attached documents.

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


The permit will be issued for a maximum term of 5 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $127.00 -
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.

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulation 2017 New South Wales


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)