Imitation Firearm Permit - New South Wales


You will need this permit if you intend to possess or use an imitation firearm. An imitation firearm is an object that substantially duplicates in appearance a firearm but is not a firearm. An object can be an imitation firearm regardless of its colour, weight, composition or the presence or absence of any moveable parts.

This does not include anything that is produced and identified as a children's toy.

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:

  • submit the application form and the relevant legitimate reason form accompanied by all requested documentation
  • provide proof of identity (if no other NSW firearms licence or permit is held or has been held)
  • pay the required fees.

Further eligibility criteria will vary depending on the type of permit you are applying for. Details are outlined in the attached documents.


5 years maximum


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $75.00

Fees for 2023-24

Vary Duplicate Certificate All $75.00

Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

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.