Prohibited Weapons - Scientific Purposes Permit - New South Wales

Description

You will require this permit if you intend to possess or use a prohibited weapon to carry out scientific research. You must be able to provide evidence that your research is legitimate scientific research and that a prohibited weapon is necessary in the conduct of that research. Legitimate scientific research is research endorsed or conducted by a legitimate research body, organisation, government agency or university.

This permit also authorises any employees listed on the permit to possess and use a weapon to which the permit relates. Please refer to the Schedule 1 Prohibited Weapons document for a full list of prohibited weapons in NSW.

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 of this permit you must:

  • Prove that you are conducting legitimate scientific research that requires the possession or use of a prohibited weapon;
  • Submit 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

Maximum of five 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)