Licence Applications

In NSW any person seeking to possess and use a firearm must be authorised by way of a licence or permit.

All persons wishing to obtain a firearms licence in NSW must have a genuine reason for obtaining the licence and must meet a range of legislative requirements relating to that genuine reason.

FACT Sheet - Information on Obtaining a Firearms Licence in NSW (PDF)

FACT Sheet - Licence Category and Genuine Reason Table (PDF)

Licence holders are only authorised to possess and use the category of firearm for which the licence has been issued and the firearm may only be used for the purpose established as being the genuine reason for holding the firearms licence.

Licence Types

Firearms Safety Training Courses

If you are applying for a firearm licence for the first time you will need to complete a Firearms Safety Training Course for longarms or pistols. The FACT Sheet below contains information regarding training courses providers.

FACT Sheet - Information on Obtaining a Firearms Licence in NSW (PDF)

NOTE:  Firearms Safety Training Certificates are valid for a period of 12 months from the date of issue.  Certificates older than 12 months cannot be accepted to support a firearms licence application.

General Legislative Requirements Licence and Permit Holders

Further Information

Suspension, Refusal, Revocation & Right of Review