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

ACT Firearms is open for business between 8:00 am to 1.00 pm and 2.00 to 4.00 pm Monday to Friday, except public holidays. They are closed between 1.00 to 2.00 pm daily, on public holidays, and on the last Friday of each month for auditing.

Firearms licences, applications, information (ACT only)

ACT Firearms Registry
86 Vicars Street
Mitchell ACT

Postal address

ACT Firearms Registry Property Office
GPO Box 401 Canberra City 2601
Ph: (02) 6133 2122

Contact other state firearms registries

New South Wales Registry

Email firearmsenq@police.nsw.gov.au
Ph: 1300 362 562
Ph: (02) 66708590
Fax: (02) 6670 8558

Northern Territory Registry

Email: pfes.firearms@pfes.nt.gov.au
Ph: (08) 8922 3543
Fax: (08) 8922 3540

Queensland Registry

Email: weaponslicensing@police.qld.gov.au
Ph: (07) 3015 7777
Fax: (07) 3015 7788

South Australia Registry

Email: firearms@senet.com.au
Ph: (08) 8204 2495
Fax: (08) 8204 2314

Tasmania Registry

Email: firearms@police.tas.gov.au
Ph: (03) 6230 2720
Fax: (03) 6230 2765

Victoria Registry

Email: firearmsregistry@police.vic.gov.au
Ph: 1300 651 645
Fax: (03) 9247 6485

Western Australia Registry

Email: firearms.branch@police.wa.gov.au
Ph: (08) 9223 7000
Fax: (08) 9223 7029