Get your NSW Firearms Licence – it’s an easy four-step process.
Good news: we can help rifle shooters complete their Firearms Safety Training.
Step 1: Contact NSW Firearms Registry
Visit the NSW Firearms Registry website or call 1300 362 562 and provide your ‘genuine reason’ for using a firearm and the category of licence you want.
Note that category A is for air rifles, rim-fire rifles and shotguns; category B is for centrefire rifles and shotgun/centrefire combinations; and category H is for pistols.
Step 2: Join a target shooting club
To satisfy the ‘genuine reason’ for registration, shooters must join a target shooting club. Check out our resident shooting clubs.
Additional requirements for pistol licences
You’ll need two character references to join a pistol club. Referees must be 18 years and over and have known you for at least 2 years.
Step 3: Complete firearms safety training
Shooters must also complete Firearms Safety Training. Rifle shooters can book their training at Sydney International Shooting Centre!
Pistol shooters will receive Firearms Safety Training through their pistol club.
Step 4: Submit your application
Finally, submit your completed application forms to the NSW Firearms Registry and wait 28 days for issue of licence.