Forms and Reference Info
- Printed Application Forms are available at Service Tasmania locations across the state.
- Where possible PDF application forms have been supplied in an alternate format, however, if you require a document in a specific format, please contact Firearms Services, Tasmania Police.
- Application for Firearms Licence
- Application for Minor’s Permit
- Licence renewals – Are automatically printed prior to expiry of your licence and mailed to you for completion. Under the Firearms Act 1996, a renewal is assessed as if it was a new licence application and accordingly all relevant checks must be completed.
- Application for Permit to Acquire a Firearm
- Application for Permit to Acquire a Pistol for Sport or Target Shooting
- Application for Approval for Prohibited Pistol
- Application for Firearms Registration
- Application to Register Firearm/s by Dealer
- Application for Club Exemption
- Application for International Visitor Exemption
- Range Specification Requirements – Annex B
- Statutory Declaration – Primary Production
- Statutory Declaration – Category C applicants
- Statutory Declaration – Dealer’s Close Associates
- Statutory Declaration – Loss, theft or destruction of a firearm
- Statutory Declaration – Crossbow collector
- Information Sheet – Category C applicants
- Information Sheet – Minor’s Permits
- Information Sheet – Information for Firearms Dealers
- Acceptable Methods of Identification
- Participation Rate Record – Category H (Pistol)
- Change in Particulars
Following the tragic events at Port Arthur on 28 April 1996, all states and territories agreed to implement nationally consistent legislation relating to the regulation and control of firearms across Australia. The implementation of this agreement included a national compensation buyback scheme.
- Agreement: https://www.ag.gov.au/CrimeAndCorruption/Firearms/Documents/1996%20National%20Firearms%20Agreement.pdf
- Tasmanian legislation: (a) http://www.thelaw.tas.gov.au/ (b) Firearms Act 1996 (c) Firearms Regulations 2006
Tasmania Police has a formal agreement with TasTAFE to provide Firearms Safety Training Courses to firearms licence applicants in Tasmania. Upon being granted approval to obtain a firearms licence, you will receive written approval from Tasmania Police to enrol and attend a course. Once you have received written approval you must complete the course within 6 months in order to be granted a licence.
Firearms registries in other jurisdictions:
- Victoria: www.police.vic.gov.au/firearms
- New South Wales: www.police.nsw.gov.au/services/firearms
- Queensland: www.police.qld.gov.au/programs/weaponslicensing
- Australian Capital Territory: www.police.act.gov.au/safety-and-security/firearms
- Northern Territory: www.pfes.nt.gov.au/Police/Firearms-Weapons
- Western Australia: www.police.wa.gov.au/About-Us/Our-agency/Police-Licensing-Services/Firearms
- South Australia: www.police.sa.gov.au/services-and-events/firearms-and-weapons
- Aust Govt: https://www.border.gov.au/Busi/Impo/Proh/Firearms-and-weapons