Armourer's Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to conduct business as an armourer. Armourers repair and manufacture firearms on a commercial basis. There are two grades of licence:

  • Grade 1: enables an experienced gunsmith to carry out general repairs and service and allows for the manufacture of parts, carry out firearms modifications and any other type of work required on firearms
  • Grade 2: applies if you intend to undertake limited work on a firearm. This may include replacing and fitting factory/aftermarket parts and maintaining and carrying out general servicing of firearms.

You may be required to undertake a theory test to prove your knowledge and competence in working with metals relating to firearms, gunsmithing, and safety requirements.

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 for a Grade 1 licence, you must:

  • provide suitable references of past work employment with firearms, this can also include gun clubs, firearm factory experience, dealers, gun shops, or you may hold a similar licence from another jurisdiction
  • hold suitable trade qualifications to support your application (qualifications such as a fitter and turner, machinist etc.)

To be eligible for a Grade 2 licence, you must:

  • provide original references from past employers as to your firearm experience
  • provide details of work experience and knowledge with firearms
  • provide proof from an accepted organisation (i.e. gun club, firearm dealer etc.) that they have personal knowledge of your experience and expertise in firearms
  • produce certificates or work experience on firearms.


5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $182.00

Fees for 2023-24

Administering agency

Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services

Police Civil Employment Unit

Contact details

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