This permit is for persons requiring the possession or use of prohibited weapons for the purposes of carrying out legitimate scientific research. The applicant must provide evidence that the research is legitimate scientific research and that a prohibited weapon is necessary in the conduct of that research. See Clause 27 - Weapons Prohibition Regulation 2017.


The application and genuine reason forms are interactive. You must complete both forms, then print and return both forms with any requested documentation to the Firearms Registry, Locked Bag 5102, Parramatta NSW 2124.

Business Declaration

If this application is for a business, please complete the Business Declaration and return this with your application.


This form is for persons, other than the permit holder, who wish to be listed on and authorised by the permit.

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