Retrieving Trial Firearms Permit - New South Wales


This permit will authorise you, on behalf of a club affiliated with the Australian National Kennel Council, to conduct organised activities involving the possession and use of a firearm for the purposes of retrieving trials for dogs.

A retrieving trial is an event during which competitions involving registered gundogs are conducted, to determine their relative merits in the field under conditions which closely imitate those which would be found whilst hunting. An integral aspect of this is the use of shotguns to discharge primers and the retrieval by the dog of an item.

Please be aware that this permit also authorises possession of non-prohibited firearms for the purpose of enabling other persons (club members) to participate in retrieving trials.

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:

  • submit the application form and legitimate reason form accompanied by all requested documentation
  • provide proof of identity (if no other NSW firearms licence or permit is held or has been held)
  • pay the required fees.

Please be aware that if you have never held a firearms licence or permit in NSW, or you do not currently hold an equivalent issued firearms licence or permit interstate, you may be required to complete a firearm safety training course.

Please contact the agency to identify any further eligibility requirements.


The permit will be issued for a maximum term of five years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $75.00 Fees for 2022-23
General Duplicate Certificate All $75.00 Fees for 2022-23

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulation 2017 New South Wales


You cannot transfer this permit to another person.

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.