This form supplies information required by the Firearms Registry to generate pre-printed application forms which will be sent to the postal address provided by you below. Please send any supporting documentation when you return the completed pre-printed application forms to the Firearms Registry.

Please refer to the relevant Genuine Reason FACT Sheets to determine which is applicable to your needs and to ensure you can meet all the requirements. The Licence Category and Genuine Reason Table also shows the categories of licence applicable to each genuine reason.

Please be advised that if you have never held a licence in NSW you are required to complete a firearms safety training course for longarms and/or pistols. If you have previously held a firearms licence in NSW or currently hold an interstate firearms licence for the same category of licence, you may not need to complete the course again.

Request Type

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Personal and Contact Details

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(Full legal name required. First and middle names must be provided)

Date of Birth (Required)

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Address Details

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(If this is the same as your residential address, leave it as 'same')

Interstate Licence Holder – moving to NSW






Genuine Reasons

See the FACT Sheets available on our Internet site for further information on genuine reason.
Select the genuine reason(s) and licence category/categories which applies to your application. You may select more than one genuine reason, but you will need to supply evidence supporting each one with your application.

(At least one Genuine Reason selection is required)

You may only select:

*You must be able to provide proof of current membership of an approved target shooting club. Please see Sport/Target Shooting FACT Sheet for restrictions on applying for a Category C (Special) Clay Target Sport/Target Shooting firearms licence.

You may only select:

You must be able to provide evidence to prove:

  • Ownership/occupancy of rural land, or
  • Permission to shoot on rural land, or
  • Hunting club membership, or
  • Permission from government agency, or
  • 'R' NSW Game Hunting Licence.

You may only select:

You must be able to provide evidence of:

  • Occupation as a primary producer, or
  • Ownership, lessee or manager of land used for primary production.

Note: If you wish to shoot on properties other than the primary production property nominated, you will also need to apply for the genuine reason of Recreational Hunting/Vermin Control (except for category C - see FACT Sheet).

You may only Select:

You must also select from the following:

You may only Select:

You must also select from the following:
Security Industry – Security Guard
You must be the holder of a 1F licence issued under the Security Industry Act 1997.
Please refer to the Provisional Pistol (Business/Employment) Licence FACT Sheet for further information.

You may only Select:


You must be able to provide evidence that you are employed or engaged in a rural occupation requiring the use of firearms.

You may only Select:


You must also select from the following:

You may only Select:


You must be able to provide proof of current membership of an approved Collectors Club or Society.

Licence Term

(Required - Select one of the following Options.)

Fee Exemption

(Required - Select one of the following Options.)