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.

New Application for a Firearms Dealer Licence

Renew a Firearms Dealer Licence

To renew your Firearms Dealer licence you must supply the following information:

The Fact Sheet 'Information on renewing a Firearms Dealer Licence' provides additional information.

Click here to download the Dealer Licence Renewal Pack.

Email your completed renewal application, including all relevant forms, to:

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