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Category A Licence Category B Licence Category C Licence Category D Licence Category H Licence

* Air rifles * Muzzle loading firearms (other than Prohibited except for limited purposes Prohibited except for official purposes * Pistols including blank fire pistols and air
* Rimfire rifle (other than self-loading) pistols) * Self-loading rimfire rifles with a * Self-loading centre-fire rifles pistols
* Shotgun/rimfire combinations * Centre-fire rifles (other than self- magazine capacity of no more than 10 * Self-loading rimfire rifles with a
* Shotgun (other than pump action or self- loading) rounds magazine capacity of more than 10
LICENCE CATEGORIES & loading) * Shotgun/centre-fire combinations * Self-loading shotguns with a magazine rounds
GENUINE REASON TABLE capacity of no more than 5 rounds * Self-loading shotguns with a magazine
* Pump action shotguns with a magazine capacity of more than 5 rounds
capacity of no more than 5 rounds * Pump action shotguns with a magazine
capacity of more than 5 rounds
* Any firearm to which a category C
licence applies

Sport/Target Shooting YES YES YES YES
Proof of current membership of an approved target Proof of current membership of an approved target Proof of current club membership of an approved Proof of current membership of an approved target
shooting club. shooting club. clay target shooting club AND certificate from NOT AVAILABLE shooting club.
medical practitioner.
Club membership satisfies special need. Club membership satisfies special need. Club membership satisfies special need.

Recreational YES YES
Hunting/Vermin Control * Hunting Club membership, or * Hunting Club membership satisfies special
need, or
* Ownership/occupancy of rural land, or
* Ownership/occupancy of rural land, or
* Permission to shoot, or * Permission to shoot, or
NOT AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE
* Permission from government agency, * Permission from government agency,
* Game Council 'R' licence. * Game Council 'R' licence (satisfies special need).
GENUINE REASONS

+ Demonstrate special need.

Primary Production YES YES YES
Occupation as a primary producer OR owner, Occupation as a primary producer OR owner, Occupation as a primary producer OR owner,
lessee or manager of land used for primary lessee or manager of land used for primary lessee or manager of land used for primary
production. production. production. NOT AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE

+ Demonstrate special need. + Demonstrate special need.

Vertebrate Pest Animal YES YES YES
Control * Professional contract shooter, or * Professional contract shooter, or NOT AVAILABLE * Professional contract shooter, or
* Employed or authorised by a government * Employed or authorised by a government * Employed or authorised by a government
agency, or agency, or agency, or NOT AVAILABLE
The firearm type authorised by a category C
* Primary Producer involved in an authorised * Primary Producer involved in an authorised * Primary Producer involved in an authorised
licence for this genuine reason is covered by a
eradication campaign. eradication campaign. eradication campaign.
category D licence.
+ Demonstrate special need. + Demonstrate special need.
Business or YES YES YES
Employment * You must demonstrate that the use of * You must demonstrate that the use of * You must demonstrate that the use of
firearms is necessary in your business or firearms is necessary in your business or firearms is necessary in your business or
Owner of business
employment employment NOT AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE employment
Employee of business + Demonstrate special need.
Security guards shotgun only + Demonstrate special need. Available to security guards
Not available to security guards Not available for commercial fishing

Rural Occupation YES YES
* Employed or engaged in a rural occupation * Employed or engaged in a rural occupation
requiring the use of firearms NOT AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE
requiring the use of firearms
+ Demonstrate special need.

Animal Welfare YES YES
* An officer of the RSPCA or Animal Welfare * An officer of the RSPCA or Animal Welfare
League, or League, or
* Veterinary practitioner, or * Veterinary practitioner, or
* Employee of Department of Primary Industries * Employee of Department of Primary Industries
NOT AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE
or Livestock, Health & Pest Authorities, or or Livestock, Health & Pest Authorities, or
* Owner, transporter, drover or other handler * Owner, transporter, drover or other handler
of animals of animals
+ Demonstrate special need.

Firearms Collection YES YES YES YES YES
The collection must have a Proof of current membership of an approved Proof of current membership of an approved Proof of current membership of an approved Proof of current membership of an approved Proof of current membership of an approved
genuine commemorative, Collectors Club or Society. Collectors Club or Society. Collectors Club or Society. Collectors Club or Society. Collectors Club or Society.
historical, thematic or financial
value
Firearms must be rendered temporarily inoperable Firearms must be rendered temporarily inoperable Firearms must be rendered temporarily inoperable Firearms must be rendered permanently Firearms must be rendered temporarily inoperable
inoperable