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


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

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
  • submit the application form along with the required documentation
  • pay the required fees.

Further eligibility criteria is outlined in the attached documents.



12 months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $250.00


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 Community Services 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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Licensing Team

Firearms Registry

NSW Police Force

Department of Community Services and Justice

New South Wales
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 5102
Parramatta, New South Wales 2124
Phone: 1300 362 562
Phone: 02 6670 8590
Fax: 02 6670 8558
Website: Firearms Registry (Opens in new window)