Historical Re-Enactment Organisers / Cannon Permit - New South Wales


You will need this permit if your historical re-enactment organisation intends to conduct a historical re-enactment event involving the possession and use of firearms by participants. Please be aware that this permit does not authorise the use of ammunition. However, blank cartridges may be used if the event is being carried out in front of an invited viewing audience, or at a place away from public view and hearing.

If you are a member of a historical society or club and intend to use a muzzle loading black powder cannon in historical re-enactments and displays you must also apply for a cannon permit.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be issued a certain cannon permit you must be a member of a historical society or club whose purpose includes the preservation and demonstration of historical weapons.

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 firearm safety training course and provide evidence of this with your application.



The permit can 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 $75.00 Fees for 2022-23
General Duplicate Certificate All $75.00 Fees for 2022-23

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 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.