Outlined below is the fastest way to obtain a firearms license in New South Wales for the following firearms (Category A and B):
- Paintball Markers
- Air Rifles
- Rimfire Rifles
- Centerfire Rifles
Step 1 - Request Application Form from NSW Firearms Registry (NSWFAR)
If you are a sport/target shooter or hunter, ensure to select the following:
Alternatively call the NSWFAR and request the form: 1300 362 562
When Requesting forms via the phone be sure to ask for Categories A & B (Hunting & Target Shooting).
DO NOT complete. Bring the blank forms and our staff will assist you.
Step 2 - Attend Firearms Safety Course
Cost of course is $130.00. Course consists of 20 Multiple choice questions.
Step 3 - Join Shooting Club
To satisfy NSWFAR genuine reason policy all Firearms owners are required to be members of an Approved Club.
Here are a few clubs:
- Shooters Union NSW - http://shootersunionnsw.com.au/apply-for-membership/
- SSAA - https://membership.ssaa.org.au/
Step 4 - Lodge Paperwork
Once you have completed the course and have your club membership you will need to send this to the NSWFAR.
Step 5 - Waiting Period and Processing Time
Once the NSWFAR receives your paperwork it will take approximately 6 weeks (includes 28 mandatory waiting period) before you receive your Photographic Advice. Once you receive this you will be required to attend a NSW Roads & Maritime office for a photo and your licence to be issued.
A personal firearms licence is issued for 2 or 5 years.
- 2 year licence = $100
- 5 year licence = $200
Step 6 - Complete Permits to Aquire (PTA)
For every single firearm you wish to buy, you must complete a Permit to Aquire application. PTA forms are only available at your local firearms dealer.
PTA's can take up to 5 weeks for a first permit in A & B Category due to the waiting period of 28 days. Subsequent PTA's can be received in 7+ Days (Average about 14 Days)
For more information on the firearms application process, please click link below: