Large Calibre Pistol Permit - New South Wales


You will need 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 conducted at an approved range. Specialised events include metallic silhouette or single action shooting.

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.

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 at least 18 years old
  • 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.


Must Have

Firearms Licence


Maximum up to 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


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.