Are you moving to NSW?

If you are an interstate firearms licence holder moving to NSW, you must apply for a firearms licence in this State AND register all your firearms to your NSW firearms licence.

You can apply for a NSW firearm licence online via the NSW Police Force Community Portal.

To apply online, you will need:

  • A MyServiceNSW Account
  • Proof of identity documents (e.g. Driver licence and Birth Certificate)
  • Your interstate firearm licence number, expiry date and State/Territory of issue
  • Details of any firearms in your possession, including a P558 Register a Firearm in Possession form completed by a NSW licensed firearms dealer
  • Supporting documentation for your genuine reason/s for your NSW firearm licence
  • If you are applying for a firearms licence over and above a category A firearms licence, you will need to provide evidence of a ‘special need’. Select a reason from the options provided which most closely describes your special need to possess or use the selected firearm category
  • A current credit card (Visa or Mastercard) for payment, if applicable

The fact sheet below provides additional information in relation to interstate residents moving to NSW.

Are you moving interstate?

To hold a firearms licence in NSW, you must be a resident of this State. If you move interstate, please submit a Customer Enquiries transaction.

Simply click on the Customer Enquiries tile on your landing page and select ‘Moving Interstate’ as the enquiry type. Follow the prompts to complete and submit the form. You will receive an enquiry reference number and an automated response confirming receipt of your request.

You will need to apply for a firearms licence in your new State of residence and register all your firearms to that interstate licence. You must provide the NSW Firearms Registry with details of your new interstate firearms licence, location or disposal of firearms, new contact phone numbers and address and you should also request cancellation of your NSW firearms licence.

Are you the holder of an interstate firearms licence and wish to store firearms in NSW?

An interstate resident who is authorised to possess and use firearms in their state of residence can apply to store firearms registered to their interstate firearms licence in NSW on a permanent basis. The following link will direct you to a webpage which contains application forms and further information relating to this permit.

Exemption - Persons Posted Outside NSW (ADF, Police and Public Servants)

The Fact Sheet below provides information and conditions of the exemption:

Exemption Notification Forms:

Additional Information