Firearms dealers are expected to have a good working knowledge of the Firearms Act 1996 and the Firearms Regulation 2017 and in particular, the legislative requirements specific to a firearms dealer licence including record keeping, safe storage, security and reporting requirements.

What is a Firearms Dealer?

Section 4 of the Firearms Act 1996 defines a firearms dealer as a person who, in the course of carrying on a business or in carrying out their duties as a club armourer:

  1. manufactures, acquires, supplies, tests, repairs or converts firearms or firearm parts, and
  2. possesses firearms or firearm parts for the purpose of doing anything referred to above.

A firearms dealer licence is the licence which authorises the manufacture, acquisition, supply, testing, repair or conversion of firearms or firearm parts.

Application for a Firearms Dealer Licence

Business Declaration

Employee Authority

Close Associates

Legislative Requirements

Safe Storage Firearms Dealers, Theatrical Armourers, Club Armourers

Go to the Safe Storage Page
Go to the Imports Page

Contact the Firearms Registry Dealer Unit