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    Licensing

    How to get your first firearms licence

    How to get your first firearms licence

    How to get your FIRST Firearms Licence in Western Australia


    You need:

    1. Firearms Safety Awareness Certificate

    a. Look up Firearms Safety Awareness Booklet on the internet for WESTERN AUSTRALIA. Read the booklet.

    Come into Claremont Firearms and go through the 20 multiple choice question sheet. If you buy the firearm(s) from us it’s FREE, otherwise it costs $25.

    b. Choose the Firearm you required for the job. You may choose more than one.

    c. Put a Minimum of $200 deposit on each firearm.  You have 3 months to pay it off.

    2. Firearms Serviceability Certificate

    If you bought the firearms from us, we give you this Certificate for FREE, otherwise it’s $25 for firearms not from this store.

    3. Property Letter

    These vary depending on what size calibre Firearm you choose.  You must have a place to be able to legally use your firearm.  When you come into the superstore we can show you a few options on how to get one.

    WHAT NEXT

    Go to www.police.wa.gov.au



    Follow all the prompts.

    2. Make sure that you enter EVERYTHING CORRECTLY. Re-check all numbers and spelling

    3. Genuine need and reason ?

    There are many genuine needs and reasons depending on what type of Firearm you are applying for. Each one has to be justified as to why you need it.

    The following is just an example:

    “This firearm will be used to control feral rabbits. This will ensure the humane destruction of this game. I need this firearm.”

    You must elaborate on this, so please come into the store and we can give you ideas on what to write.

    NOW WHAT ?

    Submit and print out the form. Do NOT sign it yet

    2. Get your 100 points of ID and go to the post office with all the lovely bits of paper you have gathered. ALL OF THEM

    3. Once you have made your payment…..

    ….KEEP THE RECEIPT !!!
    ….KEEP THE RECEIPT !!!

    ….KEEP THE RECEIPT !!!

    You will need to attach it to your licence when you get it.


    Most importantly, wait patiently. The Firearms branch are very busy, because lots of people don't follow these guidelines. There is only so much Firearms Branch can do in a day, so please do not continuously call them or Firearms shops to see where your application is. Just allow around 4 weeks first, at least. You never know, you might be surprised when it comes earlier

    “But but but I want it NOW !!! “

    …. jump online to see how your application is going. Like this.

    www.police.wa.gov.au

    2. Police Direct Online Services

    3. Firearms

    4. Licensing and Registry Public Portal


    5. Application Status

    ...... The Application Number*….. IS THE NUMBER ON YOUR RECEIPT that you were supposed to keep from the post office when you first applied.

    And thats it.

    If you have any queries you can call us or email and we can help you go through what needs to be done.

    P.S KEEP PHOTO COPIES OF EVERY BIT OF PAPERWORK YOU SEND OUT AND RECEIVE INCLUDING EMAILS.