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 authorises 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.

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:

  • 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
  • you must complete the application form and genuine reason form with the required documentation
  • you must 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.


Maximum of 5 years.


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 Family and 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 Family and Community Services and 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)