Prohibited Weapons - Theatrical Armourer Permit - New South Wales


You will require this permit if you intend to carry on a business as a Theatrical Weapons Armourer of prohibited weapons. This permit authorises you to:

  • possess, use, buy, sell and manufacture prohibited weapons of the type specified in the permit
  • supervise and train people who are involved in film, television or theatrical productions in the use of prohibited weapons.

This permit does not authorise people under the age of 18 years who are involved in the production concerned to possess and use prohibited weapons to which the permit relates. 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, you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • demonstrate that the premises intended to be used for your business is suitable.

All employees must be listed on your permit.

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.