Temporary Firearms Permit - Northern Territory


You will need this permit if you have specific reasons to temporarily use a firearm in the Northern Territory.

Where the person seeking the permit is an international visitor involved in either competition shooting or safari hunting purposes, they should apply for an international visitors permit.

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, you must (for natural persons):

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • provide proof you are a resident of the Northern Territory
  • provide proof of identity
  • not be subject to any Domestic Violence Orders in the last 5 years
  • have undertaken an approved fire arm safety course
  • meet safe storage requirements
  • have a genuine reason for holding a licence.

To be eligible, you must (for businesses):

  • provide proof that your business or company is a Northern Territory registered business or an Australian Registered Company
  • provide details of the owners or directors of your company
  • be able to meet safe storage requirements
  • have a genuine need or reason for holding a licence.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $81.00

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.