Permit to Purchase or Acquire Firearms - Northern Territory


You will need this permit if you intend to purchase, acquire or transfer ownership of a firearm, including firearms purchased as gifts. All sales must be arranged by a licensed gun dealer or conducted through your nearest police station. 

A separate permit to purchase or acquire a firearm is required for each firearm to be purchased or acquired.

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:

  • be subject to conviction checks and domestic violence or restraining order checks
  • be deemed a fit and proper person
  • be over the age of 18.


Three months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $74.00

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

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)