Obtaining a Longarms License

The first step in applying for a Firearms Licence in NSW is to contact the NSW Firearms Registry on 1300 362 562 and request an application form.

Before you can complete the application form you will need to:

  • Demonstrate a 'genuine reason' for applying for a Firearms Licence. This could be for target shooting, hunting or collecting. Membership of a Club like SSAA will satisfy this requirement.
  • Complete a Safe Shooting Course. These courses are regularly held here at St Marys Indoor Shooting Centre. For more information on registering for a safe shooting course at St Marys Indoor Shooting Centre please click here. If you are unable to get to St Marys Indoor Shooting Centre the SSAA NSW website has a complete list of SSAA endorsed Safe Shooting Instructors

Once you have obtained your genuine reason and successfully completed the Safe Shooting course you are now ready to complete your application on the Service NSW webpage. Once you are logged in you will need to link NSW Police to your account and then you can follow the links to apply for a Firearms Licence.

More information about obtaining a Firearms Licence can be found at the NSW Firearms Registry website.