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Starting Pistol Permit - New South Wales


You will need this permit if you intend to possess or use a starting pistol for the purpose of any sporting or other approved event. A starting pistol is a pistol that uses blank cartridges only. Permits can be issued to individuals, businesses, clubs or organisations.

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:

  • have written confirmation of details of the frequency and location of events or activities to be conducted
  • have information (including contact details) of each sporting club or organisation with which you are involved
  • have proof of identity (if no other NSW firearms licence or permit is held or been held).

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 for pistols. This requirement is dependent on whether you have previously held a Category H firearms licence or permit in New South Wales.

Further eligibility requirement details are outlined in the attached documents.



A maximum of five 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.