​​​​​​In certain circumstances, you might need to provide supporting documentation with your application for a Permit to Acquire.

This applies if you are acquiring a weapon for any of the following reasons:

Category H weapon for Sports or Target Shooting

Certification from a member of the governing body of your pistol club, stating that you are a current member of the club and the weapon is required to engage in shooting activities as a member of the club. See Requirements for Category H - Pistol Club for more information.

Requirements for Collectors

A Form 31 (Certificate of Inoperability) for permanently deactivated weapons will need to be obtained from an Armourer. Other documentation is required for temporarily inoperable weapons. See Requirements for Collectors for more information.

Requirements for a weapon in safekeeping

If you are purchasing weapon from a person, who is not the registered owner of the weapon, the weapon is possibly considered to be with them for safekeeping. A signed Letter of Authorisation from the registered owner of the weapon is required if you are acquiring a weapon in safekeeping.  The letter must confirm details of the weapon, permit the sale and disposal of the nominated weapon.

If you are purchasing a weapon through a Dealer check whether the weapon is being held by them in safekeeping or whether they are selling it on consignment. If they are selling it on consignment a Letter of Authorisation is not required.