Permit to Purchase a Non-Prohibited Firearm on Leaving Australia - New South Wales


You will require this permit if you intend to purchase a non-prohibited firearm for the purpose of conveying the firearm out of Australia. This permit does not authorise the permit holder to take physical possession of the firearm. The permit is used to confirm your purchase of the firearm and will only be issued if the Agency is satisfied that you are about to leave Australia.

An authorised firearms dealer or agent is required to deliver the firearm directly to the Australian Customs Service.

You may obtain a permit to purchase the following types of firearms:

  • air rifle
  • rimfire rifle (not self-loading)
  • shotgun (not self-loading or pump action)
  • shotgun / rimfire rifle combination
  • muzzle loading firearms (other than pistols)
  • centre-fire rifle (not self-loading)
  • shotgun / centre-fire rifle combination
  • pistols.

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:

  • provide proof of identity (if no other NSW firearms licence or permit is held or has been held)
  • nominate a licensed firearms dealer who will deliver the firearm to customs on your behalf (you must provide the dealers name and firearms dealer licence number).

This permit will only be issued if you are about to leave Australia. Please see the attached documents for further information.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


The permit is issued for 7 days, or until the purchase of the firearm, unless surrendered or revoked, whichever occurs first.


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

Application process


Please lodge your application and any required associated documentation directly with the Agency.


You cannot transfer this permit to another person.

Administering agency

Department of 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 Community Services and Justice

New South Wales
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 5102
Parramatta, New South Wales 2124
Phone: 1300 362 562
Phone: 02 6670 8590
Fax: 02 6670 8558
Website: Firearms Registry (Opens in new window)