Prohibited Weapons - Baton and Handcuff Permit for Security Activities - New South Wales


You will require this permit if you intend to purchase batons and handcuffs for use in approved security activities. This permit authorises you to purchase, possess and use batons and handcuffs either as:

  • a security firm for use by authorised employees
  • a security guard for use in the course of your employment for the approved security activities.

The types of batons and handcuffs authorised by this permit are outlined in the attached document and include extendible or telescopic batons.

Approved security activities for 1A, 1D or 1F licence holders include:

  • carrying on control room operations
  • patrolling, protecting, watching or guarding cash (cash in transit) or other valuables
  • patrolling, protecting, watching or guarding an airport or other infrastructure.

Approved security activities for 2D licence holders include either:

  • providing training or instruction in a security activity
  • assessing another person's training, instruction or competencies in relation to any security activity.

To be granted this approval you must demonstrate that you have been trained in the use of batons and handcuffs.

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:

  • operate a security firm, or be a security guard that undertakes an approved security activity
  • provide evidence that you have completed safety training for batons and handcuffs.

Further eligibility criteria and details of the information you must provide with your application are outlined in the attached documents.


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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $127.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $25.00

For each additional person authorised by the permit. Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Weapons Prohibition Act 1998 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Weapons Prohibition Regulation 2017 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Communities 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.