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Apply for a firearms licence

Status of current applications

Each week SAPOL receives many applications, renewals and registrations for firearms. The below table is provided to give applicants an idea of the progress of applications.

Application typeProcessing applications submitted
Firearms licence renewals13 September 2018
Permits to acquire a firearm9 October 2018
Firearms licence application24 October 2018

(updated 09/11/2018)

If your licence application relates to your employment please contact Firearms Branch for information specific to your application.

Follow these steps to apply:

  • apply for a new licence
  • renew a licence

Firearms licence holders are reminded that within 14 days you must give the Registrar written notice of a change of name or address or any other detail recorded on the licence to avoid a fine:

  • Complete form PD310, print it out and send to South Australia Police, or
  • Use's new one-stop shop for updating your details - this can only be used for change of address or change of firearms storage address (other details will need to be updated using PD310).

Apply for a new licence

Note: Applications for a new Dealer Licence must be made in the first instance by contacting Firearms Branch on 7322 3346 to discuss your application.

Applying for a new firearms licence

Step 1: Complete an application form

Complete a firearms licence application form PD303.

Download the Application for a Firearms Licence

*NOTE: If you are using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, you need to configure your browser to open this online form using Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat.

Step 2: Check your proof of identity

Check that you have 100 points of original identification.

Find out what we accept as proof of identification

Step 3: Find out what fees you need to pay

View the current fees for firearms licences

Step 4: Get your application processed

Submit your application at your local police station.

Take your:

  • completed application form
  • 100 points of original identification
  • photocopies of 100 points of identification for certification

Find your local police station

Step 5: Approval letter

We send you a letter telling you:

  • to provide further justification if required
  • if your application is approved
  • what training you need
  • who to contact to arrange training.

Step 6: Attend training

Organise and attend the required courses listed in your approval letter.

Your training certificate will be sent to the Firearms Branch by the training provider.

Step 7: Have your photo taken and pay

Take the data card that we send to you to a photo point to have your photo taken.

Take with you:

  • 100 points of original identification.
  • your licence fee.

Photo points are located at Service SA centres and some Australia Post offices.

Find a SA Service Centre on the website

Find a photo point location on the website

Step 8: Issuing the licence

An interim licence is issued when you pay the licence fee and will remain in force for up to 90 days, or until the photographic licence is issued.

Step 9: Renewing your licence

Obtain a new licence each time your

  • licence expires
  • category or purpose of use changes.

Go to a photo point and take your:

  • data card
  • supporting information
  • licence fee.

Photo points are located at Service SA centres and some Australia Post offices.

Find a SA Service Centre on the website

Find a photo point location on the website

View the current fees for firearms licences


Firearms Branch
100 Angas Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Phone 7322 3346
Fax 7322 4182