Safari Tour Permit - New South Wales


You will require this permit if you intend to operate organised safari tours that involve the possession and / or use of firearms. This permit only allows you to possess and / or use category A or category B firearms, which includes:

  • air rifles
  • rimfire rifle (other than self-loading)
  • shotgun / rimfire combinations
  • shotgun (other than pump action or self-loading)
  • muzzle loading firearms (other than pistols)
  • centre-fire rifle (other than self-loading)
  • shot gun / centre-fire combinations.

Permits can be issued to individuals or businesses.

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:

  • provide evidence of prior written permission from the owner of any land on which you propose to conduct the safari tours
  • provide details of the locations and areas in which tours will be conducted and the names and types of game to be hunted
  • provide a certificate of successful completion of a firearms safety training course for longarms (if you have never held a firearms licence or permit in New South Wales)
  • provide details of the safe handling instructions of firearms that will be provided to participants
  • submit the required applications forms and the requested documentation
  • pay the required fees.

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


Maximum of five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $500.00

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 refer to the attached documents for information regarding the required documentation to be submitted with your application.


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.