Step 1

First you need to download your application form or you can call into your local police station and ask for a PD303 Firearms Application Form.

To view the form you will need Adobe Acrobat as it is in a PDF format.
Click here to download Acrobat

Download Firearms Licence Application

Note: This is a .zip file you will open on your computer, as long as you have Acrobat installed.
Alternatively you can right click here and save the PDF to your computer.

Step 2

Once you have downloaded your licence application,  you will need to print it.

Step 3

This is where it starts to get complicated, you now need to decide what you are going to do with your firearms, as there are different
categories you can apply for. 
To see which categories you need to tick, select what you want to do from below.

Hunting Only

This will allow you to have shotguns, rimfire rifles & centerfire rifles on your licence. 

Tick the following boxes:
Firearms Category A & B
Licence Category 2 & 3

Note: We have ticked Target Shooting & Hunting this is done, because when you sight in your rifle you would be shooting at targets so you need to be licenced to do this. NB This does not allow for club shooting.

Club shooting

If you are going to be joining a local shooting club, then you will need to tick the following boxes.

Rifle & Shotgun Only:
Firearms Category A & B
Licence Category 1

Handgun Only:
Firearms Category H
Licence Category 1

Handgun, Rifle & Shotgun:
Firearms Category A, B & H
Licence Category 1

To keep your licence you have to be a member of a club and for a hundgun licence you have to complete a minimum of 6 shoots per year, to be able to renew your licence. 

Rifles & Shotgun Only

Handguns Only

Handguns & Rifles, Shotguns

Hunting & Club shooting

Rifle & Shotgun Only:
Firearms Category A & B
Licence Category 1, 2 & 3

Handgun, Rifle & Shotgun:
Firearms Category A, B & H
Licence Category 1, 2 & 3  (For H you can only have 1)
Note: Handguns can not be used outside of a club, otherwise you risk losing your licence.

To keep your licence you have to be a member of a club and for a hundgun licence you have to complete a minimum of 6 shoots per year, to be able to renew your licence. 

Rifles, shotgun & handgun

Primary Production

If you own a reasonable amount of land, which you need to control feral pests, then you need to add primary production. 
It has some advantages, such as being allowed access to semi-automatic rimfire rifles to help control the rabbits, we all know they are quick so this does help, this is subject to application and approval from SAPOL.

Make sure you still include Target & Hunting.

To add primary production to the application for A & B is simple, mark the following boxes:

Firearm Category: A & B
Licence Category: 5

If you wish to apply for a semi-automatic .22 then you would need to check the box:
Firearm Category: C
Licence Category: 5

Rifles, shotgun & semi-auto .22

Handgun Only

To own a handgun you need to be a member of a pistol club and complete a minimum of 6 club shoots per year. 
Your handgun can only be used at an authorised range and can not be used for hunting.

You will not be able to purchase your first handgun until after 6 months of having your licence. 

Note: Your handgun can not be used for self defence or any other reason apart from club shooting.
You risk criminal charges and loss of licence if this is not adhered to.

Handgun Only

Paintball

It's a fun sport. You can add this to your application by simply checking the box:
Firearm Category: A
Licence Category: 4

Add on any other categories that you wish to apply for.

Paintball

Once you've completed the  application form

You now have your completed firearms application. 
All you have to do now is take it to your local police station and hand it in.

Important: You will need to take 100 points of identification with you.

Category A

You must have at least 1 item from this category

Passport - Current or expired within the last 2 years (70 points)
Birth Certificate - Not an extract (70 points)
Australian Citizen Certificate (70 points)
Drivers Licence - Including foreign licences (40 points)

Category B

 

Centrelink Card  (40 points)
Public Service Employee ID Card (40 points)
Security Licence (40 points)
Veteran Affairs Gold Card (40 points)

Land Title Office Records (35 points)
Mortgage Documents (35 points)

Bank Statement (25 points)
Credit, Bank, Debit Cards - Max 2 (25 points)
Council Rates Notice (25 points)
Electoral Enrolment Card (25 points)
Insurance Renewal Documents (Not Medicare) (25 points)
Medicare Card (25 points)
Motor Vehicle Registration (25 points)
Proof of age card (25 points)
Rent Records - Less than 6 months (25 points)
Seniors Card (25 points)
Utility Account - One only less than 6 months old (25 points)

What to do now

Just sit back and relax and wait for your letter to arrive in the post. 

Depending which categories you have applied for, will depend on what happens next.

If you have applied for Target & Hunting you will receive a letter asking you to book onto a Tafe course to complete your training, don't worry the course is not that bad and the instructors are always very helpful.
Once you have completed the course you will be signed off and the details will be sent to SAPOL to process your licence.

If you have applied for Club Use you will also get a letter back, once you have this then you can approach your local club for training. Once this has been completed you will be signed off and the details will be sent to SAPOL to process your licence.

Remember be patient, it's a long process for SAPOL to process the licence application, due to the amount of licence applications they receive.

While your waiting

Why not have a look at what firearms are available. 

The Gunnery guarantee to give you the best deal in South Australia when your purchase firearms, accessories, ammo & safes.  
Don't forget we have an on site indoor shooting range available for pistols and rimfire rifles.
Why not come down and get some practice in.
No licence is required for using our indoor shooting range. 

Our friendly staff can give you advice about your firearm selection. If you are looking for a local club pop in and we can help. 

We look forward to seeing you