Scientific Purposes Permit - New South Wales

Description

You will require this permit if you intend to possess and use a firearm for the purposes of conducting legitimate scientific research (research endorsed by a legitimate research body or university).

You will need to establish the basis of the research and in particular the need for firearms in the conduct of the research.

This permit also authorises specified employees to be listed on the permit to use and possess a firearm to assist in the scientific research. The acquisition of firearms are limited to longarms, pistols and tranquilliser and these need to be registered.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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 a certificate of successful completion of a firearms safety training course (if required);
  • Provide written confirmation of details of the research project, purpose of the project, duration and location of the research to be conducted;
  • Show that the research is legitimate scientific research;
  • Show that the firearm is necessary in the conduct of that research;
  • 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; and
  • Pay any required fees.

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

You may also need to complete an approved firearms safety training course. This requirement is dependent on whether you have previously held a firearms licence or permit in New South Wales.

Further eligibility requirement details are outlined in the attached documents.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Maximum of five years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $75.00

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulation 2017 NSW

Transfer

You cannot transfer this permit to another person.

Administering agency

Department of 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.

Permits Unit

Firearms Registry

NSW Police Force

Department of Justice

Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 1
Murwillumbah, New South Wales 2484
Phone: 1300 362 562
Phone: 02 6670 8590
Fax: 02 6670 8558
Email: permits@police.nsw.gov.au
Website: Firearms Registry (Opens in new window)