Firearms Dealer Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to conduct the business of a firearm dealer. You are considered to be a firearms dealer if you purchase or sell in any 12-month period:

  • more than 20 firearms
  • more than 20 firearms parts
  • more than 50,000 rounds of ammunition.

The licence authorises you to:

  • purchase, sell or hire out firearms, firearms parts or ammunition
  • handle firearms for the purpose of carrying on the business of a pawnbroker or auctioneer
  • repair, modify or test firearms or firearms parts
  • hold or store firearms or firearms parts for the purpose of repair, safekeeping or disposal.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


1, 3 or 5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence All -

Application - firearms and ammunition:

  • 1 year - $565.00
  • 3 years - $1644.00
  • 5 years - $2728.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All -

Application - ammunition only:

  • 1 year - $167.00
  • 3 years - $453.00
  • 5 years - $742.00.

Fees for 2023-24

General Duplicate Certificate All $65.00

Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $65.00

Fees for 2023-24


Transfer process


This licence cannot be transferred.

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.