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About applying for a firearms licence

A person wishing to own or use a firearm must:

  • have a firearms licence in Tasmania
  • be confirmed as a fit and proper person. This involves reviewing:
    • your criminal history
    • information about your mental and physical health
    • any court or police orders you may have
    • your firearm licencing history and police information reports
  • be over 18. Minors permits are available for ages 12 to 17
  • be able to prove you have a genuine reason to own or use a firearm.

How to apply

What you need to apply

When you visit the service centre you must:

If your application is approved, Firearms Services send you a letter within 21 days to tell you:

  • what training you need to complete
  • who to contact to arrange training.

Once you have passed the approved firearms safety course you must visit a service centre and have your photo taken.

Can I apply?

You can apply if you:

  • are over the age of 18 years. Minors permits are available for ages 12 to 17
  • are a fit and proper person
  • can show evidence that you have a genuine reason for possessing or using a firearm.

Proving your identity

You must show documents amounting to 100 points when lodging.

These documents must be originals (not photocopies or certified copies)

You can only show one of these

  • Passport (70 points)
  • Citizenship certificate (70 points)
  • Birth certificate (70 points).

  • Licence issued under law - a driver licence or current gun licence (40 points)
  • Employment ID - card issued by employer with your name and address only (35 points)
  • Employment ID - card issued by employer with your name only (25 points)
  • Letter from employer within last 2 years confirming name and address (35 points)
  • Rates notice (35 points)
  • Credit or debit cards/passbooks - only one allowed per institution (25 points)
  • Medicare card (25 points)
  • Membership card - club, union, trade or professional bodies (25 points)
  • Membership card - educational institution (25 points).

If you arrived in Australia less than 6 weeks ago, your passport is worth 100 points.

How much it costs

Application typeCostConcession

Categories A, B and H licence - 5 years



Categories A, B and H licence - 3 years



Category C licence - 5 years



Category C licence - 3 years



Category C licence - 12 months or less



Category D licence



Dealers licence or renewal



Museum licence or renewal



Heirlooms licence or renewal



Replacement licence



You do not pay GST on firearms applications.

Fees and charges last updated 1 July, 2022.

Payment options

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American Express (AMEX) payments are no longer accepted at service centres.

More Information

Please visit Firearms Services for more information on applying for a firearms licence.