In NSW, any person seeking to possess and use a firearm must be authorised by way of a licence or permit.
All persons wishing to obtain a firearms licence in NSW must have a genuine reason for obtaining the licence and must meet a range of legislative requirements relating to that genuine reason.
The first big step towards getting your firearms licence is to register for your mandatory pre-licence qualification course. You are required to attend a 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. The course will take around 2 hours to complete.
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 able upload firearms licence application, proof of genuine reason and your Statement of Attainment, online at Service NSW: www.service.nsw.gov.au. To complete an online firearms application you will need: A MyServiceNSW Account linked to the NSW Police Force. You will need to upload your, Firearms Safety Training Statement of Attainment, supporting documents for your Genuine Reason and Special Need, and a credit card for payment of the licence fee (if applicable).
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.
Firearms Safety Training Course Fee: $100 (Please email or call to book your Safety Training Course)