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Provisional Pistol (Business / Employment) Licence - New South Wales


You must hold this licence if you intend to work as an armed security guard.

For the first six months of the term of the licence, you (the licensee) must not possess or use a pistol unless under the direct supervision of a person who has continuously held a full category H Business / Employment Licence and a Class 1F Security Licence for a period of more than 12 months.

Your application must be made through an approved master licensee. Individual applications without this approval will not be accepted. For the first 6 months, firearm possession / use will only be allowed under supervision.

Please note that if you have previously held a business / employment licence, you may not be subject to these provisional requirements and may be able to apply for a business / employment licence straight away.

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 licence, you must:

  • hold a class 1 security licence
  • have completed an approved firearms safety accreditation course conducted by an accredited instructor
  • provide a letter from the master licensee of an intention of employment.



12 months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $250.00

Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulation 2017 New South Wales

Application process


Please contact the Registry to request a genuine reason form be posted to you.

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.