Target Shooting, Hunting, Pistol or Collecting Club Approval - New South Wales


You will need this approval if you intend to operate a target shooting, hunting, pistol or collecting club. The licence authorises your club to conduct activities on an approved range using firearms. Club members can use their membership as proof of their genuine reason to support their application for a firearms licence.

Please be aware that after the issue of the approval to operate as a firearms club, you may also need to obtain a club firearms licence to acquire firearms for use by club members.

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:

  • the club must be a target shooting, hunting, pistol or collecting club
  • the application form must be completed by the club secretary or other relevant office holder
  • you must provide all the requested documentation outlined in the attached documents.

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.


Up to 5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

You do not need to pay any fees for club approval. 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.