The following information is for Longarm firearm licences
For Handgun licences, please contact your local Pistol Club (some contacts for these are below)
Telephone the Firearms Registry (1300 362 562) or visit the NSW Firearms Registry Licence form application page and request a Firearms Licence Application. You will be asked for your Driver’s licence number and other basic information before being sent a personalised application in your name.
Maitland Hunting Club Ph: 02-4933-5124 (Call Wednesday afternoon or Sunday morning)
Newcastle Hunting Club Ph: 02-4957-4631
When applying for a licence you must post the following to the Firearms Registry -
A completed "Application for a Personal Firearms Licence Form" (P561)
One or more of the following completed "Genuine Reason" forms: Target Shooting (P660), Recreational Hunting/Vermin Control (P661), Collecting (P662)
A certificate showing you have completed an approved Firearms Licence Qualification Course, such as the SSAA Safe Shooting Course
A copy of your current club membership card (or letter of permission) to show that you are a member of either a Target Shooting Club, a Hunting Club or a Collectors Club, depending on your “Genuine Reason” for applying for a Firearms Licence.
NOTE: You cannot submit your application for a Firearms Licence to the Firearms Registry until you have passed an approved Firearms Licence Qualification course!
Firearms Licence Qualification courses are mostly run by clubs or on behalf of a club in the Hunter Valley.
Some of the local representatives of some of the clubs where you can sit this test are listed here –
Finally, and just as important as all the other steps, in order to retain your Firearms Licence, and your firearms, you must meet the Minimum Attendance and Safe Storage requirements as specified by the Firearms Act and Regulations.
NOTE: The number of attendances required of you per year depends upon the genuine reasons that you specified when applying for your Firearms License and which your Firearms Licence specifies as approved.
For full information on all matters to do with firearms legislation in NSW, go to the