Firearms Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to possess or use a firearm.

Particular licence conditions and authorities will vary depending on the category of firearms licence. Licence categories include:

  • shooting club
  • target shooting
  • hunting
  • paintball shooting
  • primary production
  • security guard
  • shooting gallery
  • collector
  • dealer employee
  • miscellaneous.
  • contract shooter.

Licence holders are also required to register each of the firearms in their possession.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You must be over 18 years of age to apply for a firearms licence, unless:

  • you are applying for a shooting club category of licence, in which case you must be 12 years of age or older
  • you are applying for a primary producer category of licence, in which case you must be 15 years of age or older.

You will need 100 points of identification and proof of age to apply for a firearms licence. Information on the point value of forms of identification can be found in the attached document.

You may also need to attend a firearms safety and training course to receive a licence.


1, 3 or 5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Application - firearms licence:

  • 1 year - $110.00
  • 3 years - $285.00
  • 5 years - $453.00.

Fees for 2023-24

General Duplicate Certificate All $65.00

Replacement of lost, stolen or destroyed licence. Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $65.00

Variation of a licence. Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All 100 Point Identification (Opens in new window)

Transfer process


This licence cannot be transferred.

Approval time

Approximately 1-2 months

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.