Minor's Permit - Tasmania


You will need this permit if you are under the age of 18 and intend to use or possess a firearm. The firearm must be used under the supervision of a holder of a firearm licence or a person approved to supervise the use by minors of firearms to which the permit relates.

Minors aged 14 years and under 18 years may receive instruction in the safe use of the firearm not necessarily on an approved range. If you are aged 12 and under 14 years, instruction and the use of the firearm must take place on an approved range.

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 permit you must:

  • be between 12 and 18 years of age
  • have the written approval of your parent / guardian.

Applicants aged 14-18 who have applied to receive safety instruction in the field must complete the firearms safety training course.

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


The permit remains in force until you turn 18 years of age, unless it is cancelled.


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

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

Operating address: 37 - 43 Liverpool Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 308
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6173 2720
Email: firearms.services@police.tas.gov.au
Website: Tasmania Police (Opens in new window)