Firearms Instructor Permit - New South Wales


You will require this permit if you intend to act as a firearms instructor. This permit authorises you to possess and use firearms, for the purpose of instruction and accreditation of security guards, employees of Government agencies and certain employees of security firms in the safe use of firearms.

This permit also authorises course participants to possess and use firearms while under your direct supervision.

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 possess:

  • an instructor accreditation
  • a 2D Security Trainers Licence
  • a Master Security Licence
  • a Category H Firearms Business Licence.

To conduct instruction as an employee of a licensed security firm you must possess:

  • evidence of successful completion of an approved Instructor training course from an approved provider
  • a Class 2D Security Trainers Licence.

You are required to submit the application form, business declaration form and legitimate reason form along with all the requested documentation and the required fee.

Further details are outlined in the attached documents.

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


Five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $75.00
Vary Duplicate Certificate All $75.00

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)