Firearms held for personal or professional reasons in NSW

Posted on 02 May 2012

All firearm users in NSW must be registered with the Commissioner of Police and must hold a permit and licence for the gun or pistol they possess. You can apply for a licence through the Firearms Registry.

It is an offence for a person to sell, purchase, possess or use a firearm which has not been registered.

A licence will not be approved until proof can be provided that the applicant has completed an approved firearms licence qualification course.

A firearm may only be used in connection with the genuine reasons for the grant of the licence or as authorised by the permit. Reasons for holding a gun licence are:-

  • Membership of a gun or pistol club
  • Recreational hunting or vermin control
  • Vertebrate pest animal control
  • Business or employment
  • Rural purposes
  • Animal Welfare

It is important to remember that the above regulations apply to both working and replica firearms even if you are only collecting replicas for display in your home.

Should you require further information to ensure you are correctly registered with the applicable permits and licences, or have any issue with guns currently in your possession, contact Dooley and Associates to assist you.