Why is it important to notify a change of details?

You have a legal obligation as a licence or permit holder to notify any change of details on your licence or permit as prescribed by the Firearms Act 1996 and the Firearms Regulation 2017.

NOTE: Change of details including change of address must be advised directly to the Firearms Registry to comply with your obligations under section 69 of the Firearms Act 1996 or clause 17 and 120 of the Firearms Regulation 2017.  Notifications to Service NSW / RMS do not update Firearms Registry records except at the time of completing an Online Firearm Licence Renewal.

It is vitally important that the Firearms Registry and operational police have information on your current contact details so that any correspondence (including renewals) are sent to the correct address and police have current details on licence and permit holders, including the safe storage locations for firearms.

How can I update my safe storage address?

You can now update the safe storage address of your firearms via the NSW Police Force Community Portal.

To update online, you will need the following:

  • 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. If you have previously completed this process and saved your identity documents, this step will not be required
  • Your firearms licence number
  • The full address details of your new safe storage address

Note: You can update multiple safe storage address (if you will be storing your firearms at more than one location), add a new safe storage address or move your firearms to a different address.

How can I update my change of name, residential address or postal address?

To update other details (excluding your safe storage address), you can complete the Firearms Registry Online Change of Personal Details form.

Simply complete the online form to advise a change of personal details and press the 'Submit' button on the form.  A summary of the information you provided will display after you press the 'Submit' button and you can opt to print this for your records. You will also receive an automated response confirming receipt of your information.

NOTE: If you are changing your name you must supply supporting documentation which has been certified as a true and correct document (see the fact sheet below for further information).

What if I am moving interstate?

To hold a firearms licence in NSW, you must be a resident of NSW. If you move interstate, complete the Notification of Move Interstate & Request to Cancel NSW Firearms Licence form available on the Interstate page of our website.