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Internet Register of Licences and Permits to Acquire

This Internet Register allows you to verify a Firearms Licence or Permit to Acquire.

The Firearms Registry collects and uses personal information in accordance with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.
We may also use and disclose personal information for purposes related or ancillary to the main reason it was collected to a third party deemed appropriate by the Commissioner in conjunction with the approval of the individual to whom the information relates. Appropriate third parties include the following:

  • Licensed firearms dealers
  • Licensed club armourers
  • Licensed security firms
  • Licensed government agencies
  • Approved shooting clubs
  • Members of the general public


  • This system may be used in conjunction with existing practices to authenticate a firearms licence or a permit to acquire.

    Firearm Licence/Permit status descriptors displayed in the Register are as follows:

    Licence/Permit StatusRegister Description
    New application being processed by Firearms RegistryNew Application in Progress - Not authorised for Firearms
    Reapplication being processed by Firearms RegistryReapplication in Progress - Authority continues
    New application approved by Firearms Registry and sent to the RTA to produce the photo adviceNew Application referred to RTA for Issue - Not authorised for Firearms
    Reapplication approved by Firearms Registry and sent to the RTA to produce the photo adviceReapplication referred to RTA for Issue - Authority continues
    Issued firearms licenceValid
    Invalid firearms licence or no firearms licenceDoes not display


    PTA Status Table:

    PTA StatusRegister Description
    PTA application being processed by Firearms Registry Application in progress
    PTA issued Valid
    PTA not in valid status, used or expired Does not display

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