Individual Firearm Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence to possess or use a firearm or paintball gun.

A firearm licence entitles you to possess, carry and use the firearm or firearms identified in your licence, and ammunition for those firearms.

The approval process is determined by the category or type of firearm applied for, and the reason for which it is required.

You must complete a co-user permission form to apply for a licence to use the firearm of another person.

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
  • be a fit and proper person
  • provide a 100 point proof of identification
  • provide supporting documentation relevant to the reason you intend to licence a firearm
  • provide a serviceability certificate for each firearm you intend to licence
  • obtain a firearms awareness certificate.

Further eligibility requirements apply depending on the category of firearm.


1 year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $396.00

Fees for 2023-24

General Duplicate Certificate All $42.00

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $75.00

Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $285.00

Each additional firearm. Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1973 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulations 1974 Western Australia

Lodgement process


Complete an initial online application, and then take all forms and supporting documentation to Australia Post.

Approval time

A 28-day cooling-off period applies to first time applications.

Administering agency

WA Police

Police Licensing Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.