Message from the Chief Commissioner

Our Services

Release date: Thu 21 June 2007

Last updated: Wed 13 December 2017

Holiday Operating Hours

The Licensing & Regulation Division's customer phone services will close from
Monday 25 December 2017 and reopen on Monday 8 January 2018.

We will continue to process applications and can be contacted via email at during this time.


Application Processing Times

The Licensing and Regulation Division processes weapon approval applications as they are received.

We endeavour to process all applications within 28 calendar days of their receipt.

There may be instances where the processing of your application is prolonged due to deficiencies in your application or the need to review your application more thoroughly.

We are unable to respond to enquiries relating to the processing status of licence applications and permit to acquire applications received within the last 28 days.

If 28 calendar days have elapsed since the date of receipt of your application and you require an update, please contact us via email with date of birth, type of application, and date of lodgement.


Chief Commissioner Approval

Governor in Council Exemption Order

Weapon Definitions

Imitation Firearms, Toys & Firearm Paraphernalia 

Advice Regarding Imitation Firearm Importation

Weapon Search Areas

Frequently Asked Questions

Forms & Applications

 Fee Schedule

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