Firearm Heirlooms Licence - Tasmania


You will require this licence if you intend to possess any heirloom firearm. An heirloom firearm means a firearm inherited from an immediate or close relative and can be a single firearm or a matched pair of firearms.

Heirloom firearms must be rendered permanently incapable of being fired.

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 licence, you must produce evidence that the heirloom firearm has been inherited.

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.

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


Five years from the date of issue.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Amount Description
Apply Licence $40.30 -
Apply Licence $32.24



Task Resources
Apply Application for a Firearms Heirloom Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Apply Application for a Permit to Acquire a Firearm - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply Acceptable Methods of Identification - DOC (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 TAS

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulations 2016 TAS

Application process


You will need to 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.

Enquiries, Firearms Unit

Tasmania Police

Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management

Mailing address: GPO BOX 308
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6173 2720