Prohibited Weapons - Laser Pointer Permit - New South Wales

Description

You will require this permit if you intend to possess and use a laser pointer of over 1 milliwatt. A laser pointer means a hand-held battery-operated device, designed or adapted to emit a laser beam that may be used for the purpose of aiming, targeting or pointing.

You are exempt from requiring this permit if you are a member of an approved astronomical organisation or if you hold a firearms licence or permit to use a laser pointer under the firearms legislation.

Please see the attached document for details on approved astronomical organisations.

Please be aware that you can own a laser pointer of 1 milliwatt or less, but it is an offence in NSW to carry or use the laser pointed in a public place without a reasonable excuse. For example, you are an amateur astronomer, teacher, lecturer or builder.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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:

  • Have a genuine reason to possess and use a laser pointer (e.g. a teacher or builder);
  • Complete the application form and genuine reason form with the required documentation; and
  • Pay the required fee.

Further eligibility criteria and details of the information you must provide with your application are outlined in the attached documents. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

The permit will be issued for a maximum term of 5 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $127.00 -
Apply Application All $25.00

For each additional person authorised by the permit.

Act(s) name

Weapons Prohibition Act 1998 NSW

Administering agency

Department of 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.

Permits Unit

Firearms Registry

NSW Police Force

Department of Justice

Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 1
Murwillumbah, New South Wales 2484
Phone: 1300 362 562
Phone: 02 6670 8590
Fax: 02 6670 8558
Email: permits@police.nsw.gov.au
Website: Firearms Registry (Opens in new window)