Firearms Dealer's Licence - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to purchase, sell, test, store, repair or manufacture firearms. Licensed firearm dealers trade in firearms, ammunition, parts and accessories.

As a dealer any person you employ is required to obtain a firearm dealer's employee licence before they can handle firearms or ammunition as part of their employment.

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:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • ensure that you and your close associates are fit and proper people
  • 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 in accordance with legislation.

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.

You will need to submit quarterly returns within 14 days after the end of the months of March, June, September and December in each year.


3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulations 2016 Tasmania

Administering agency

Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management

Tasmania Police

Contact details

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