International Visitors Permit - Northern Territory


You will be required to apply for this permit if you are an international visitor who intends to bring a Category A, B or H firearm into the Northern Territory for safari hunting or competition shooting.

No International Visitor's Permit will be issued for Category C (pump action or self-loading shotguns only) firearms without the applicant first obtaining approval of the Federal Government to bring the firearm into Australia. No Category D or H firearms will be considered for hunting purposes in Australia.

The police will also issue, a "B709" Importation of Firearms certificate that will allow the firearms to successfully pass through Customs.

If you require more information, please contact the agency.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to apply for the International Visitors Permit, you must:

  • provide a colour passport photograph
  • provide a photocopy of your current Firearms Licence
  • provide a photocopy of your current registration certificate for the firearms for which the Permit is required
  • provide a full detailed list of all firearms (make, model, serial number, type) and ammunition
  • provide copy of passport.
If you require any further information on eligibility, please contact the agency.


Duration of visit.




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Apply All International Visitors Permit - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

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:

Officer in Charge, Firearms Policy & Records Unit

Northern Territory Police, Fire & Emergency Services

Operating address: Peter McAulay Centre
McMillans Road
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address: PO Box 39764
Winnellie NT 0821
Phone: 0889223543
Fax: 0889223540
Website: Police General Enquiries (Opens in new window)