Firearms

Firearm

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

The ACT Firearms Registry provides the following services:

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

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.

Location and opening times

ACT Firearms Registry

86 Vicars Street

Mitchell ACT

Ph 02 61332122

Monday to Friday, 8am - 1pm and 2pm - 3.30pm (excluding public holidays, and the last Friday of each month)

Postal address:

ACT Firearms Registry

GPO BOX 401

Canberra City 2601

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