Prohibited Weapons - Production Permit - New South Wales


You will require this permit if you intend to possess or use prohibited weapons in a film, television or theatrical production. This permit will allow you, or a person nominated by you, to use the weapon, but only in connection with the production specified. Any person nominated by you and listed on the permit must be supervised by you whilst using the prohibited weapon.

This permit is issued when weapons are hired from a theatrical armourer who is not present on site supervising the possession and use of the weapons during production. 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 possession or use of the prohibited weapon must be for film, television or a theatrical production.

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 from one day prior to rehearsals to one day after completion of the production to a maximum term 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