Approval to Possess Prohibited Weapons or Body Armour - Northern Territory


You will need this approval if you intend to possess, manufacture, sell, carry or otherwise deal with prohibited weapons or body armour.

Body armour is a garment or item that is designed, intended or adapted for the purpose of protecting the body from the effects of a weapon, including a firearm. Prohibited weapons are articles prescribed by regulation as prohibited.

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:

  • be registered in the Northern Territory or be an Australia Registered Company operating in the Northern Territory
  • provide evidence they have received training in the use of the prohibited Weapon(s) or Body Armour
  • be able to safety and securely store the Prohibited Weapon(s) or Body Armour
  • have a genuine reason/need to possess the Prohibited Weapon(s) or Body Armour.

Applications for the possession and use of Oleoresin Capsicum Spray (OC) or similar prohibited weapon require you to have completed an approved training course within 3 months of submitting an application.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

If your business sells a prohibited weapon or body armour you will be required to keep a record of the sale. The record of sale must be kept for 3 years.


A maximum of 10 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $82.00

Fees for 2023-24

Administering agency

Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services

Police Civil Employment Unit

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.