RSL Display Permit - New South Wales


You will need this permit if you operate an RSL or affiliated club or association and intend to possess and display firearms that have been used as weapons of war.

Please note that prohibited firearms must be made permanently unusable and non-prohibited firearms must be made temporarily unusable. All firearms must also be registered.

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:

  • ensure all firearms are registered, except those antique firearms afforded an exemption from the registration
  • ensure that prohibited firearms are rendered permanently inoperable
  • ensure all other firearms that are part of the display have been rendered temporarily inoperable by removing the bolt or firing mechanism and keeping it separate from the firearm in a locked container of an approved type, or by using a trigger lock of an approved type
  • ensure all firearms are displayed subject to conditions imposed
  • provide proof of identity (if no other NSW firearms licence or permit is held or been held)
  • submit the application form with the requirement documentation
  • submit a business declaration form
  • submit a legitimate reason form with the required documentation
  • pay any required fees.

Businesses, clubs or other organisations must supply their ABN, ACN, business registration certificate and public liability insurance documentation.


5 years maximum


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $75.00

Fees for 2023-24

General Duplicate Certificate All $75.00

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Firearms 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.