Antique Firearms Collector's Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to possess and display firearms of categories A, B, C, D, or H that were manufactured before 1 January 1900.

Licence holders must:

  • comply with the relevant safe keeping and storage requirements under the Firearms Act 1997
  • not permit any unauthorised person to possess or use a firearm in the holder's possession
  • permit a police officer to inspect, at any reasonable time, the holder's facilities for the storage and safe keeping of firearms
  • not possess an amount of ammunition that exceeds the amount authorised in writing by the Commissioner.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must:

  • produce evidence to the Commissioner's satisfaction that you have a genuine reason for the licence and for possessing and collecting firearms
  • be at least 18 years of age
  • provide proof of identity
  • comply with the safe keeping practices prescribed in the Act and by the Commissioner
  • provide a letter outlining the reason for wanting this licence and the theme and structure of the proposed collection.


The life of the licence holder.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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You do not need to pay any fees. Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

Administering agency

Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services

Police Civil Employment Unit

Contact details

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