Applying for a Firearms Licence

Congratulations on your decision to apply for a firearms licence and get involved with one of the fastest growing sports in Australia.

SSAA NSW is proud to promote the safe, fun and unique range of shooting sports that are available. Shooting is a sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages (12 and over), backgrounds and athletic abilities. Increasingly it is recognised as a great family sport, so why not look to sign up some of your family!!

Now that you have made the decision to apply for your NSW Firearms Licence there are some things you must know.

You can now apply for an individual firearms licence online via Service NSW:

To complete your online application you will need:

A MyServiceNSW Account linked to NSW Police Force
Firearms Safety Training Certificate
Supporting documents for your Genuine Reason and Special Need
A credit card for payment of the licence fee (if applicable)

Additional information about new firearms licence applications can be found on the NSW Police website.

Please note SSAA NSW can only support A/B Category Licence for Target Shooting & Hunting and a Category G Collector Licence.

In NSW you must have a genuine reason to obtain a Firearms Licence. This can be target shooting, hunting or collecting. To support each of these genuine reasons you must belong to an approved club.

Fortunately members of SSAA NSW can use their membership to support their genuine reason for having a firearms licence.

If you would like to become a member of SSAA you can download our application form by clicking the link below or visiting the Membership tab at the top of this page.

Download SSAA Membership form here

Once you have requested your application and become a member of SSAA NSW you are now ready to complete your Safe Shooting course. For more information about finding a Safe Shooting instructor close to you please visit the Safe Shooting Instructors tab or click the link below.

Safe Shooting Instructors link

Once you have satisfied your genuine reason and completed your Safe Shooting course you are now ready to send your application off to the NSW Firearms Registry.

If we can provide you with more information about any of these steps, please don’t hesitate to contact the friendly staff at SSAA NSW on 02 7900 1555.