Prohibited Weapons - Collector Permit - New South Wales


You will require this permit if you intend to possess prohibited weapons for the following reasons:

  • for maintaining the weapons as a collection
  • to display the weapons for educational, historical or commemorative purposes.

This permit does not authorise you to use any of the prohibited weapons. Please refer to the Schedule 1 Prohibited Weapons document for a full list of prohibited weapons in NSW.

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:

  • the collection of prohibited weapons must have genuine commemorative, historic, thematic or financial value
  • you must be a current member of a weapon collectors' society or weapon collectors' club
  • your proposed storage site and storage arrangements for the collection of prohibited weapons must be inspected and approved by local police.

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


Maximum of 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.

Supporting information