To be eligible for a firearms licence, you must:
- be 18 years or over*
- be a fit and proper person (refer: Section 29 of the Firearms Act 1996)
- produce evidence that you have a genuine reason for possessing or using a firearm
- provide evidence of your identity
- pay the prescribed licence fee as applicable to the licence applied for.
The minimum time for the processing of an application is 28 days from the date of application, after which time applicants will receive notification by mail.
*Please note: If you are under 18 years you may apply for an Application for Issue of Minor’s Permit.