You will require this permit if you intend to possess and use a laser pointer of over 1 milliwatt. A laser pointer means a hand-held battery-operated device, designed or adapted to emit a laser beam that may be used for the purpose of aiming, targeting or pointing.
You are exempt from requiring this permit if you are a member of an approved astronomical organisation or if you hold a firearms licence or permit to use a laser pointer under the firearms legislation.
Please see the attached document for details on approved astronomical organisations.
Please be aware that you can own a laser pointer of 1 milliwatt or less, but it is an offence in NSW to carry or use the laser pointed in a public place without a reasonable excuse. For example, you are an amateur astronomer, teacher, lecturer or builder.