Security Firm Employee Permit - New South Wales


You will need this permit if you work for a security firm and have been nominated by the licence holder to sign firearms in and out to armed security guards. This permit does not authorise the use or acquisition of firearms. If you hold a category H firearms licence (security guard) then you do not require this permit.

All firearms are kept on a register, they are signed out to armed security guards at the start of each period of duty, and then signed in at the end of each period of duty. This is to ensure the safe keep of all firearms.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

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.

Further eligibility criteria is outlined in the attached documents.


The permit will be issued for a maximum term of 3 years.


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


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.