Acquiring a Firearm

If you wish to acquire a firearm on your licence or permit, you must first make application for a Permit to Acquire a firearm.

The acquisition or supply of any firearm must be conducted by a licensed NSW Firearms Dealer.

Applying for a Permit to Acquire a Firearm (PTA)

You can apply for a PTA a firearm online at the Service NSW website: www.service.nsw.gov.au

What you'll need to complete an online application:

  • A MyServiceNSW Account linked to the NSW Police Force
  • Your firearms licence or permit number
  • Full address details of where you will store the firearm
  • If applying to acquire a handgun for sport/target shooting you will also need:
  • Credit  card for payment of the $30 PTA fee (unless you are a Primary Producer, or you have a fee exemption status as a Pensioner recorded with the NSW Police Force Firearms Registry)

When the PTA is issued it will be posted to you and you may then acquire your firearm on presentation of the issued PTA to your firearms dealers.

Fact Sheet

Related Information

For further information:

Go to Frequently Asked Questions - Acquiring a Firearm

Go to Firearms and Ammunition Page

Go to Safe Storage Page

Go to Importing Firearms and Weapons

To contact the Firearms Registry Permits to Acquire Unit email: frpta@police.nsw.gov.au.