a new applicant, when applying for your licence you will need to provide
your Firearms Safety Awareness Certificate.
Further information on this process is readily available by calling the
Firearm Safety and Training Council on 02 9486 3077 or speak to your local
For a renewal of your existing licence you will be sent a letter from
the Firearms Registry advising of the pending expiration of your licence.
You will then be required to re-apply for a licence and provide appropriate
documentation to support your application. You will not require a Certificate
of Firearms Safety Awareness for re-application of a current licence.
All applicants are required to provide evidence of their genuine reason,
and applicants for Licence Categories B, C and D are also required to
prove a special need for a licence in these categories.
Detailed information on how to apply for a licence can be obtained from
Registry on 1300 362 562.
It is necessary
for the Police to check records to ensure that you are a person of good
applications are subject to a 28-day 'cooling off' period from the day
on which the application is lodged. The Commissioner will not issue a
licence until that period expires.
of Police may refuse to issue a licence where he does not believe it would
be in the public interest. Such factors include previous criminal history,
absence of a genuine reason and assessments from local police of the person's
character and fitness to own and/or use firearms.
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