Firearms Instructor Permit - New South Wales


You will need this permit if you intend to act as a firearms instructor. The 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.

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.


5 years


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

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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