Firearms Dealer's Licence - Tasmania


You will require this licence if you intend to purchase, sell, test, store, repair or manufacture firearms at a specified premises. Licensed firearm dealers may trade in firearms, ammunition, parts and accessories and must accurately record all firearm transactions.

An employee of a firearms dealer must also be licensed.

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 to apply for this licence, you must:

  • be 18 years or over
  • be a fit and proper person in regard to your character and acquaintances and close associates
  • hold appropriate current professional indemnity insurance
  • have primary responsibility for the management of the business proposed
  • have satisfactorily completed an approved firearms safety course
  • be able to meet the storage and safety requirements specified in the relevant Act.

To apply for a licence, you will need to complete the application form and pay any required fees.

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.


Three years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $622.08 -
Apply Application All $497.66 Concession.

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulations 2016 Tasmania

Lodgement process


Please lodge your form with the Commissioner of Police at any Service Tasmania outlet.

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:

Enquiries, Firearms Unit

Tasmania Police

Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management

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