Powerhead Permit - New South Wales


You may need this permit if you intend to use a powerhead to protect against shark attack. A powerhead is a device that is capable of propelling a projectile by means of an explosive that is designed to be attached to the end of a spear gun for use in underwater spear fishing.

This permit is usually only issued to people who, in the course of their business or employment, are reasonably likely to need to protect themselves or other people against shark attack.

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 evidence that because of the activities you engage in the course of your business or employment it is reasonably likely that you will need to protect yourself or someone else against shark attack.

Businesses, clubs or other organisations must supply their ABN, ACN, and business registration certificate and public liability insurance documentation.



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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

Administering agency

Department of Communities and Justice

NSW Police Force

Firearms Registry

Contact details

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