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.

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.

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
  • 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.


A maximum of 10 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please check with the agency for information on fees to be submitted.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Prohibited Weapons - PDF (Opens in new window)

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Officer in Charge, Firearms Policy and Records Unit

Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services

Operating address: Peter McAulay Centre
McMillans Road
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address: PO Box 39764
Winnellie NT 0821
Phone: 08 8922 3543
Fax: 08 8922 3540
Website: Police General Enquiries (Opens in new window)