Firearms

Access all firearms forms on the ACT Policing forms page under the Contact section of this website.

ACT Firearms Registry

The ACT Firearms Registry is responsible for ensuring compliance with the ACT firearms legislation as well as the ACT prohibited weapons and articles legislation.

The ACT Firearms Registry provides the following services to the ACT community:

  • Advice on the relevant firearms and/or prohibited weapons and articles legislation.
  • Advice on eligibility requirements to obtain a firearm licence, firearm permit or prohibited weapon/article permit.
  • The issuing of firearms licences, firearm permits and prohibited weapon/article permits.
  • Advice on purchasing or disposing of firearms.
  • Advice on firearm storage.

Under the Firearms Act 1996, police have the power to conduct on-the-spot inspections for firearms and firearm licences as well as conduct storage inspections either by consent or without consent of the licence holder.

To obtain a firearms licence or permit, the applicant must complete the relevant form and submit it to the ACT Firearms Registry. Application forms can be printed from the form section of this website.

Click on the link below to view the relevant firearms and prohibited weapon/articles legislation.

Contact ACT Firearms

Firearms licences, applications, information (ACT only)

ACT Firearms Registry

86 Vicars Street

Mitchell ACT

ACT Firearms Registry Ph: 02 6133 2122

ACT Property Office Ph: 02 6133 2100

8am to 4pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays, and the last Friday of each month).

Closed for lunch between 1pm to 2pm

Postal address

ACT Firearms Registry

GPO Box 401

Canberra City 2601