A person must not possess or use a firearm, prohibited firearm or pistol unless the person is authorised to do so by a licence or permit. All firearms used by licence and permit holders in NSW must be registered, except for firearms that are exempt from registration requirements.
A firearm is a gun or other weapon that is or was capable of propelling a projectile by means of an explosive, and includes firearms that fire blanks and air guns.
Please be aware that antique firearms (excluding antique revolvers) do not require registration in NSW. An antique firearm is a firearm manufactured before 1900 that is not capable of discharging breech-loaded metallic cartridges.