BOOK YOUR FIREARM SAFETY TRAINING COURSE

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HOW TO APPLY FOR A NSW LONGARMS FIREARMS LICENCE

You will need to contact the NSW Police Firearms Registry on 1300 362 562 to request a licence application form. This will be for categories A & B for the purpose of Sport Target Shooting & Recreational Hunting.

In NSW, you are required to have a genuine reason for possessing and using a firearm. There are two geniune reasons accepted by the NSW Police Firearms Registry.

Sport/Target Shooting

  • To support this genuine reason, you must supply to Firearms Registry with you'r application paperwork, proof of a current membership of an approved target shooting club

Recreational Hunting/Vermin Control

  • To support this genuine reason, you must supply to Firearms Registry with your application paperwork one of the following;

  1. Proof of a current membership of an approved hunting club
  2. Proof of ownership or occupancy of rural land
  3. Written permission to hunt and shoot on a landowner's property
  4. Written permission from a government agency

You are required to attend NSW Firearms Safety Awareness Course. All course participants must bring a current NSW drivers licence or your original Birth Certificate. Your training officer will ask you to complete a P650 form prior to the commencement of the training course to ensure you are eligible to undertake the course. This will consist of both theoretical and practical handling but does not include live firing.

On successful completion of the course you will receive a Statement of Attainment which should be acted on within 12 months.

Once you have completed the course you are required to post your firearms licence application, proof of genuine reason and your Statement of Attainment to NSW Firearms Registry Locked Bag 1, Murwillumbah, NSW 2484.  

Your firearms licence application will be processed after a 28 day cooling off period and when approved by the NSW Firearms Registry you will receive notification by mail to attend your nearest Service NSW office to pay for your licence and have your photo taken.

Costs

  • Using a club membership as a genuine reason, this cost will vary depending on the club you choose. The Firearms Registry will be able to provide you with a list of clubs in your area.

  • Firearms Safety Training Course, Adult $143 $10 deposit to book your spot and $133 CASH to the training office on the day

  • Firearms Safety Training Course, Junior (12-18 years) $77 $10 deposit to book your spot and $67 CASH to the training office on the day

  • Service NSW photo licence 2 years $100

  • Service NSW photo licence 5 years $200

Helpful Links

NSW Firearms Registry licence application request

http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/services/firearms/licences/licence_and_genuine_reasons/online_firearms_licence_application_request

NSW Firearms Registry licence and genuine reason

http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/services/firearms/licences/licence_and_genuine_reasons

NSW Firearms Registry safe storage requirements

http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/services/firearms/safe_storage