Dealers Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to buy, sell or otherwise trade in firearms. The licence authorises a dealer, or an employee or partner of that dealer, to:

  • buy, sell, exchange or hire out firearms
  • possess unregistered firearms
  • carry or discharge a firearm for the purpose of demonstrating the firearm to a prospective purchaser or for the purpose of testing it.

The owner and any employees of the firearm dealer will need to complete a Dealer Nominee Application.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility 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.


5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $972.00

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.