Firearms Collector Licence - Northern Territory


A firearms collector licence authorises the holder to possess and display only firearms of a category specified in the licence. Category A, B, C, and H firearms must be temporarily disabled. Category D firearms must be permanently disabled.

As of 1 July 2003, collectors wishing to possess and display Category H firearms that were manufactured after 31st December 1946 unless the holder is a 'student of arms' with the ACANT

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Must be a member of an approved historical collectors society or club.
To be considered as a 'student of arms' a person is required to:

  • hold a collectors licence
  • is, or has been for at least 12 months, a member of an approved historical collectors society and the society recognises the person as a student of arms
  • can demonstrate regular attendance at meetings of the society and participation in displays held by the society
  • can demonstrate firearm collection has thematic structure and historical or commemorative value; and
  • possesses a research library or contributes to the literature on the theme of their collection.


10 years.



Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1997 Northern Territory

Administering agency

Northern Territory Police, Fire & Emergency Services

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:

Front Desk

Operating address: Local Police Station
Phone: 0889223543