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
  • submit the application form and genuine reason form with the required documentation
  • 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.


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.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Business Declaration - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Prohibited Weapons Arms Fair Genuine Reason Form - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Application for a Person to be Authorised on a Prohibited Weapon Permit - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.
Apply All Application for a Prohibited Weapons Permit - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Weapons Prohibition Act 1998 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Weapons Prohibition Regulation 2017 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
Website: Firearms Registry (Opens in new window)