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


You will need 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.

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.


Issued for 7 days or until the purchase of the firearm, whichever occurs first.


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

Application process


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



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.