Approval of a Club, Shooting Gallery or Range - Tasmania


You will need this approval to operate any of the following:

  • shooting gallery
  • rifle club
  • pistol shooting club
  • range
  • society whose members collect firearms.

Applicants for this approval must be able to demonstrate that:

  • the situation, construction, suitability and equipment of the gallery is safe and present no hazards to users of the gallery, the general public or any other property
  • any firearm used in connection with the gallery is safe and appropriate for that purpose.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 approval, you must:

  • produce your firearms licence and identification totalling 100 points with your application
  • include address details of the locations involved
  • hold appropriate current professional indemnity insurance.

For a pistol or shooting club you must provide the following information:

  • type of club (either a pistol or rifle club)
  • club name and address
  • a copy of the club constitution and rules
  • details of the categories of firearm to be used
  • the premises where the club carries on its activities
  • your position within the club.

For a shooting gallery the following information is required:

  • name of the shooting gallery
  • the reason for the shooting gallery
  • the categories of firearms used at the gallery.

The shooting gallery must also pass inspection as to its situation, construction, suitability and equipment including the firearms used, which must be safe and appropriate for the purpose of the gallery.

For a range you must provide the:

  • type of range
  • name of the range
  • categories of firearms to be used at the range
  • range location and address.

All ranges must be inspected prior to approval. You must sign a declaration and pay an application fee for each approval.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

It is a condition of this approval that you are familiar and willing to comply with all relevant and current Australian Government and state government legislation.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence All $103.68 -
Apply Licence All $82.94



Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Approval of a Club, Shooting Gallery or Range - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Apply All Acceptable Methods of Identification - DOC (Opens in new window)

Other resources

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulations 2016 Tasmania

Lodgement process


In order to obtain your licence you must:

  • complete your application form
  • pay the prescribed fee
  • lodge your form with the Commissioner of Police at any Service Tasmania outlet.

You should ensure that your application is signed in the presence of a police officer or the receiving officer.

Administering agency

Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management

Tasmania Police

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:

Firearms Services

Tasmania Police

Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management

Mailing address: GPO BOX 308
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6173 2720
Website: Tasmania Police (Opens in new window)