Approval of a Club, Shooting Gallery or Range - Tasmania


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

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

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:

  • have a current firearms licence
  • hold appropriate current professional indemnity insurance.

Additionally, you will need to 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.

It is a condition of this licence that the licence holder is familiar, and willing to comply with, all relevant and current state and commonwealth legislation.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.


Other resources

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulations 2016 Tasmania

Application process


For a pistol or shooting club you will need to 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 needed:

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

The shooting gallery will need to 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 will need to provide the:

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

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

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.