Firearms Clubs

Firearms clubs in NSW are administered by the Firearms Registry under the following legislation:

The Commissioner exercises the authority under Part 9 of the Firearms Regulation 2017 in determining whether to issue a Firearms club approval and the conditions which may be imposed.

Firearms Club Approval

Following the club's inaugural general meeting of members, application is made for a firearms club approval by the club secretary or other relevant office holder if there is no secretary.

Club Firearms Licence

If the Club then wishes to acquire guns for use by Club members on an approved range, application is made for a club firearms licence by the club secretary or a nominated club member as the licence holder.

You can apply for a Club firearms licence online via the NSW Police Community Portal.

To apply online, the licence holder will need:

  • A MyServiceNSW Account
  • Proof of identity documents (e.g. Driver licence and Birth Certificate) - Note: the name on your proof of identity documents must be exactly the same as the name on your Service NSW account
  • Your firearms licence number
  • Supporting documentation for the club’s Genuine Reason/s
  • If applying for a firearms licence over and above a category A firearms licence, evidence of a ‘special need’ is required. Select from the options provided which most closely describes the special need to possess or use the selected firearm category
  • A current credit card (Visa or Mastercard) for payment

For further information please refer to the following FACT Sheets:

Contact the Clubs Unit