Shooting Range Approval - New South Wales


You will need this approval if you intend to operate a fixed or moveable shooting range (for example, a mobile shooting range or outdoor shooting range). A shooting range is an area provided with a firing line, targets and a stop butt for the controlled practice of shooting and is inclusive of the range danger area template.

Your approval may be subject to conditions. These conditions may relate to the firearms and events the range is authorised to conduct including any safety measures and restrictions applicable to the range.

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 approval, you must:

  • be of good character and repute (in the case of corporation or club, this applies to each director or office holder)
  • be situated in an area where the location, demographics and ownership of adjoining land has been taken into consideration (if the range is a fixed range).

The shooting range must:

  • meet the required standards
  • be situated in an accepted area (if the range is a fixed range).

Please be aware that before this approval can be granted, you must apply to the local council for consent for the use of the land as a shooting range. 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 are required to complete a firearms safety training course and provide evidence of this with your application.


Five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $100.00

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.

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