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.

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
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 Family and 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 Family and Community Services and Justice

Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 5102
Parramatta, New South Wales 2124
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)