Prohibited Weapons - Heirloom Permit - New South Wales


You will require this permit if you intend to possess a prohibited weapon which has been inherited. Please refer to the Schedule 1 Prohibited Weapons document for a full list of prohibited weapons in NSW. There are no restrictions on the type of prohibited weapons which may be authorised by this permit. However, you must be able to prove that you have inherited the weapon and that it has sentimental value.

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 of this permit you must:

  • prove that you have inherited the weapon and that it has sentimental value
  • 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.


Maximum of five years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $127.00

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)