Prohibited Weapons - Public Museum Permit - New South Wales


You will require this permit if you operate a public museum and intend to maintain and display prohibited weapons. The collection must have a genuine commemorative, historical, thematic or financial value. This permit authorises you to hold the weapons at the museum, or take them away from the museum (with permission) if the purpose is reasonably connected with the operation of the museum. 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 public museum's prohibited weapons collection must have a genuine commemorative, historic, thematic or financial value
  • the museum 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 five 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.