Ammunition Permit - South Australia


You will need this permit if you intend to possess ammunition.

Ammunition is used in a firearm and includes:

  • a cartridge case fitted with a live primer and a projectile
  • a cartridge case fitted with a live primer and containing a propelling charge and a projectile
  • live primers
  • propellants
  • blank cartridges.

Ammunition does not include:

  • inert blank cartridges/drill rounds
  • snap caps or items designed to fit in the breech or chamber to prevent damage to the firing pin
  • paint-balls
  • air pellet.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit you must:

  • be a fit and proper person
  • have a genuine reason to possess the ammunition.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $41.00 Fees for 2021-22

Other resources

Administering agency

South Australia Police

Firearms Branch

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 Branch

South Australia Police

South Australia
Operating address: Police Headquarters
100 Angas Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: GPO Box 1539
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 08 7322 3346
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