1. Complete an application form

  • Complete a firearms licence application form

2. Check your proof of identity

  • Check that you have 100 points of original identification.

3. Find out what fees you need to pay


4. Get your application processed

  • Submit your application at Service Tasmania with your:
    • completed application form
    • 100 points of original identification
    • photocopies of 100 points of identification for certification.
    • payment for the relevant fees.

5. Approval letter (authority to attend course)

  • We send you a letter telling you:
    • if your application is approved
    • if approved, what training you need to complete
    • who to contact to arrange training.

6. Attend training

  • Within 6 months of the approval letter, you must attend the relevant course.
  • Upon completion of the course, the training provider will send your certificate of competency directly to Firearms Services.
  • Depending on the type of licence, you may then be asked to provide further evidence to support your application.
  • Upon completion of the course and provided you have satisfied all other requirements, you will be sent a verification letter.
  • Failure to attend the training course within in the specified 6 months will see your application withdrawn.

7. Have your photo taken

  • Take the verification letter that we send to you to Service Tasmania to have your photo taken.
  • Take with you (a) 100 points of original identification, and (b) the verification letter.

8. Issuing the licence

  • The photographic licence will then be printed and sent to you in due course.