Shooters Licence - Northern Territory


A shooters licence authorises the holder to possess and use only firearms of a category specified in the licence. All firearms must be registered. The cost of registration is incorporated in a Permit to Purchase or Acquire a Firearm. The following categories are available:

A - Shotguns or Rimfire rifles other then pump action or self loading. Air rifles or shot gun rim fire combination.

B - Muzzle loading, centrefire rifles, other than self loading, shot gun and centrefire combinations

C - Self loading rimfire rifles with a capacity of no more than 10 rounds, self loading and pump action shotguns with a capacity of no more than 5 rounds. Tranquilliser guns.

D - Self loading centrefire rifles, self loading or pump action shotguns with a capacity of more than 5 rounds. Self loading rimfire rifles with a capacity of more than 10 rounds. Firearms, other than pistols, less than 70cm long and capable of being concealed on or about a persons body.

H - Pistols and air pistols.

Applicants are subject to conviction checks and domestic violence or restraining order checks. Applicants must be deemed to be a fit and proper persons, over the age of 18, have completed an approved firearms training and safety course.

If shooting on crown land, shooters must have a crown land permit. If shooting on private land, shooters must have permission from the owner.

Service type


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


Class A or B - 10 years; Class C - 5 years; Class H - 5 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