Legislation

All persons who hold a firearms licence or permit must comply with the general
legislative requirements of the Firearms Act 1996 and the Firearms Regulation 2006.
Similarly, all persons who hold a prohibited weapon permit must comply with the
general legislative requirements of the Weapons Prohibition Act 1998 and the
Weapons Prohibition Regulation 2009.

To assist licence and permit holders in identifying and complying with these
legislative requirements, documents outlining the obligations of a licence or permit
holder have been made available on the Authority and Conditions page on the
Firearms Registry Internet site:

In addition to the general legislative requirements, a licence or permit holder has
specific conditions which must be met, depending on the category licence or genuine
reason for obtaining the licence, or the type of permit held.

Firearm and prohibited weapon permit holders receive a copy of the authority and
conditions specific to their permit type once the permit has been issued. Firearms
permits issued as a permit card at the RTA do not receive a copy of the authority and
conditions. However, the authority and conditions for these RTA produced permits
are published on the Authority and Conditions page on the Firearms Registry Internet
site.
Licence holders should familiarise themselves with the specific requirements relating
to a particular licence category, licence class or genuine reason by referring to the
relevant sections of the Firearms Act 1996 and the Firearms Regulation 2006.