Safari / Hunting (Overseas Participant) Permit - New South Wales


You will need this permit if you are from overseas (outside of Australia) and you intend to visit NSW, and to possess firearms for the purpose of participating in an organised safari tour, or hunting trip.

This permit authorises the possession and use of category A and B firearms only, for the purpose of participating in an organised safari tour by a safari tour permit holder, or an approved hunting club.

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
  • not be a resident of Australia and intend to visit NSW for safari/hunting purposes
  • submit the application form and genuine reason form with the required documentation
  • pay the required fee.

Further eligibility criteria and details of the information you must provide with your application are outlined in the attached documents.


The permit issue date will be one day prior to your arrival in NSW and the permit will expire the date of your departure from NSW. The permit can be issued to you either before arrival in NSW or after arrival.


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

Other resources

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.