Category H Sports Shooters Licence - Northern Territory


You will require 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

You will 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.


Five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $224.00

Fees for 2021-22

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

Police Civil Employment Unit

Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services

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