High Calibre Pistol Permit - New South Wales


You will require this permit if you intend to use any pistol with a calibre of between .38 inch and .45 inch calibre (that is not otherwise a prohibited pistol), in a specialised shooting competition involving metallic silhouette or single action shooting conducted at ranges approved for these types of activities.

You must hold a current Category H firearms licence for the genuine reason of sport / target shooting to apply for this permit. This permit will only be granted for this purpose, use of high calibre pistols are otherwise prohibited in NSW.

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:

  • be 18 years of age or older
  • hold a full Category H firearms licence
  • be a current member of an approved target shooting club
  • submit the application form with the requirement documentation
  • submit a legitimate reason form with the required documentation
  • pay any 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.


Must Have

Firearms Licence


Maximum up to five years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $75.00

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulation 2017 NSW


You cannot transfer this permit to another person.

Administering agency

Department of 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.

Permits Unit

Firearms Registry

NSW Police Force

Department of Justice

Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 1
Murwillumbah, New South Wales 2484
Phone: 1300 362 562
Phone: 02 6670 8590
Fax: 02 6670 8558
Email: permits@police.nsw.gov.au
Website: Firearms Registry (Opens in new window)