A firearms dealer licence is the only licence issued under the Firearms Act 1996 which authorises the possession, manufacture, acquisition, supply, repair, testing or conversion of firearms or firearm parts.
There are three types of firearms dealer licences: a firearms dealer, a theatrical armourer and a club armourer.
The links below provide information on each of these licences, including what each licence authorises and the legislative requirements for each licence.
- Dealer News
- Firearms Dealer Application
- Theatrical Armourer Application
- Club Armourer Information
- Further Information
New Firearms Dealer Licence Application
Please read the information available under Firearms Dealer Application including the 'First Time Dealer Licence Application Checklist'. Note, you will require approval to operate a business from Local Council and this process may take some time to complete.
We suggest you familiarise yourself with the relevant legislation and you can access the Firearms Act 1996 and Firearms Regulation 2017 on the Legislation page of this website.
A 'Firearms Dealer Application Package' can be obtained by contacting the Firearms Registry by phone or email – please advise your licence number if you hold a current Firearms Licence:
Phone – 1300 362 562
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you having issues with the Firearmslink?
Recently there have been some Dealers experiencing technical issues with the Firearmslink system when attempting to upload their files. The problem has been reported to our technicians who are working to find a fix. In the meantime, if you do experience any issues please contact the Dealers Unit to report your problem.