Prohibited Weapons - Arms Fair Permit - New South Wales


You will require this permit if you intend to conduct an arms fair that involves displaying, buying or selling prohibited weapons. You must be a holder of a current Prohibited Weapons Dealer Permit or a current Theatrical Armourer Weapons Permit to apply. An arms fair is an event involving the temporary display of firearms and / or ammunition for the purposes of sale or exhibition and to which the general public has access.

Please be aware that you can apply to have your employees authorised by your permit to assist in conducting and supervising the arms fair. 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


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:

  • hold a Weapons Dealer Permit or Theatrical Weapons Armourer Permit
  • ensure that the premises nominated is suitable to be used as an arms fair.

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.


The permit will be issued for the duration of the arms fair.


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 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Weapons Prohibition Regulation 2017 New South Wales

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)