Firearm Dealer's Licence
Published by: Department of the Environment and Energy / Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Regulator
When is this licence required?

You will require this licence if you intend to buy, sell or trade firearms or ammunition. This licence will authorise you to:

  • deal in firearms on a premises named in the licence
  • receive firearms for the purpose of dismantling them for parts
  • arrange for the repair or service of firearms by someone else who holds a Firearms Repairer's Licence
  • issue firearm serviceability certificates
  • permit your employees or partner to have firearms in their possession, and to use such firearms for testing and demonstration purposes.

You will usually hold this licence on behalf of a business or body corporate.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

What are the eligibility requirements for this licence?

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • provide a 100 point proof of identification
  • obtain a firearms awareness certificate
  • be a fit and proper person to hold a firearms licence
  • not have any close associates who are not fit and proper persons
  • provide an Agents Nominee Letter as written proof of authority to make the application on behalf of a business / company.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

How much does this licence cost?
Application $455.00
Renewal $118.00
Duplicate certificate $34.00

How often do you need to apply for this licence?
Duration: 12 months.

Are there any specific lodgement requirements?

Complete an initial online application, and then take all forms and supporting documentation to Australia Post.

What forms are available?
Initial application: Firearm Dealer's Licence

What documents provide more information?

What legislation specifies this requirement?
  • Firearms Act 1973
  • Firearms Regulations 1974

Who can you talk to for more information?

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Last updated: 18/10/2019 10:19:36

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