Category H Sports Shooters Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence to possess and use Category H firearms for the purpose of sports shooting at an approved firearms range. Prescribed category H firearms include:

  • firearms that do not exceed .38" unless the firearm is for use in a specially accredited discipline, in which case the calibre may exceed .38" but must not exceed .45"
  • firearms that are self-loading, with a barrel length that is not less than 120mm
  • revolvers or a single-shot pistols with a barrel length that is not less than 100mm
  • firearms with a shot capacity that does not exceed 10 rounds
  • black powder or muzzle loading pistols
  • cap and ball percussion revolvers
  • highly specialised target pistols.

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:

  • 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.

You will also be required to hold a 'Permit to use Category H Firearms under Supervision for Sports Shooting' for 3 months before you can apply for the full Category H Sports Shooters Licence.


5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $244.00

Fees for 2023-24

Administering agency

Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services

Police Civil Employment Unit

Contact details

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