Purchasing or acquiring a firearm

You must have your firearms licence with you whenever you carry your firearm. Anyone who sells you a firearm (i.e., licensed firearms dealers) will need to see your licence. You will also need a permit to acquire a firearm. All sellers are legally required to see the purchaser’s firearm licence and permit to acquire.

Keep a record of the firearms you have bought or sold because if one should be lost, destroyed or stolen you must immediately inform the Police in writing. Upon providing those details (including any police report), the Police will update your firearms records to reflect the change in firearms status.


Only a firearms licence holder can purchase ammunition for the category of their licence.