This section deals with new applications for longarms Licence Categories A,B, C and D. As a new applicant for a licence in Category A, B, C or D, you are required to:

Ring the Firearms Registry on 1300 362 562 and register your application for a Firearms Licence. The Registry will then send to you a personalised application form. Studying a copy of the Handbook on Firearms Safety Awareness may assist you. You may also wish to discuss your shooting options with your local shooting club or Firearm Safety and Training Officer before applying for your licence.

Ring the Firearm Safety and Training Council on

(02) 9486 3077

to find your nearest Firearm Safety and Training Officer. Ring your nearest officer and arrange to complete the Firearm Safety Training Course.

For information on club membership ring the NSW Shooting Association on (02) 9552 6349.

Australian Target Shooters Club
If you are not already a member of a club, you may wish to join the Australian Target Shooters Club in order to qualify for a licence in Category A and B

Complete your licence application and mail it to the:

Firearms Registry,
Locked Bag 1,
NSW 2484

along with your Statement of Attainment in Firearm Safety Training and other appropriate documentation as required.
Your application cannot be approved until a mandatory 28-day cooling off period expires.

You will then be notified to attend an RTA office within a specified period to pay the prescribed licence fee (unless you are fee exempt) and have your photograph taken for your licence card. The RTA office will issue you with your licence card.

licence application
photo licence card

about FSTC | general interest | apply for a licence | safety officers | safety accreditation | safety courses | kangaroo trappers