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.

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

Location and opening times

The Firearms Registry at 86 Vicars Street Mitchell is open by appointment only.

To maintain a safe Covid-free environment, all firearms licence applications (including renewals) and applications for permits to acquire a firearm must make an appointment between 8am and 1pm Monday-Friday by calling (02) 5126 9076 or emailing [email protected].

Firearms Registry paperwork other than licence or permit applications can be sent to the registry by email or conventional mail. The mailing address is:

ACT Firearms Registry
PO Box 401
ACT 2601

Please contact the Registry if you are unsure or have any questions.

Members of the public are asked to be on time for any appointments to ensure staff can assist as many people as possible in the time available and to follow the instructions of signage and staff. Please ensure you are wearing a face mask, sanitize your hands, check in using the check in CBR app and observe the social distancing rule when in or around the registry. Covid-capacity of the EMC foyer is 4 people.

For any urgent matters, please contact the Firearms Registry on 02 51269076  [email protected].

ACT Firearms Registry
86 Vicars Street,
Mitchell ACT

Email: [email protected]

Ph: (02) 5126 9076

8am - 1pm and 2pm - 3pm weekdays (closed the last Friday of each month and on Public Holidays)

Postal address:

ACT Firearms Registry
GPO BOX 401,
Canberra City 2601

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