What are prohibited weapons?

In NSW, the possession and use of "prohibited weapons" is governed by the Weapons Prohibition Act 1998 and the Weapons Prohibition Regulation 2017.

Prohibited weapons are itemised in Schedule 1 of the Weapons Prohibition Act 1998. Possession and/or use of any of these items must be authorised by a permit.

What is a Prohibited Weapon permit?

The Weapons Prohibition Act and associated Regulation permit the Commissioner, or his delegates at the Firearms Registry, to issue Prohibited Weapons Permits authorising the use of prohibited weapons where a person can show a genuine reason for the possession or use of the weapon - See section 11 of the Weapons Prohibition Act 1998.

How do I apply for or renew a Prohibited Weapon Permit?

Check if the item you wish to possess and use is a prohibited weapon. Select the appropriate permit from the list on the right hand side of this page. Application forms and Fact sheets are available on each permit page.

Once completed, the form and any supporting documentation must be returned to:

Firearms Registry, Locked Bag 5102, Parramatta NSW 2124.

Types of Permits

For prohibited weapon permit types, please refer to the list on the right hand side of this page.

Further information: