Temporary Firearms Permit - Western Australia


You will need this permit to temporarily possess ammunition or a firearm. This permit entitles you to possess ammunition or a firearm for up to three months.

You may apply for this permit for the following activities:

  • a test or demonstration using ammunition or a firearm
  • the auctioning of ammunition or a firearm
  • the transit of ammunition or a firearm (such as to a Firearms Dealer)
  • a guided hunting tour.

You may only apply for this permit as an individual, not a company.

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 at least 18 years old
  • be a fit and proper person
  • provide a genuine reason for why you need a permit
  • have a current firearm serviceability certificate for the relevant firearm
  • provide evidence of your identity
  • have passed a firearms safety test.

Further eligibility requirements may apply depending on the category of firearm.

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


Up to three months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $86.00

Fees for 2021-22

Apply Licence All -

No fee is needed to transport a firearm to a Firearms Dealer.

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1973 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulations 1974 Western Australia

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Licensing Services (Firearms)

Police Licensing Services

WA Police

Western Australia
Mailing address: Locked Bag 9
East Perth
Western Australia 6892
Phone: 1300 171 011
Fax: 08 9454 1522
Email: LicensingServicesFirearms@police.wa.gov.au
Website: Police Licensing Services (Opens in new window)

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