Shooting on vacant Crown land

You must apply for a permit to shoot on vacant Crown land in the Northern Territory (NT).

You are allowed to shoot only on vacant Crown land shown in this Middle Arm map(572.7 kb) and this Howard Springs map (523.2 kb).

Issued permits will expire after five years.

Who can apply

You must be over 18 to apply for a permit to shoot on vacant Crown land. 

You will need a firearm discharge permit (or equivalent) to get a shooter's licence from the NT Police.

For more information or to apply for a shooter's licence go to the NT Police website.

How to apply

You can apply for a permit either in person or by mail.

In person

To apply in person you must follow all of these steps: 

Step 1. Fill in the application to use vacant Crown land to discharge a firearm (68.3 kb) form. 

Step 2. Bring with you: 

  • a valid NT shooters licence
  • current photo identification such as a your driver licence or passport.

Step 3. Submit your form and permit fee at any of the below offices where you must pay the $19 permit fee by cash, cheque, money order or credit card. 

Offices are open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4pm.

Darwin

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
1st Floor, Energy House
18 - 20 Cavenagh Street, Darwin
Phone: (08) 8999 6435

Katherine

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
1st Floor, Government Centre
5 First Street, Katherine
Phone: (08) 8973 8926

Alice Springs

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
Ground Floor, Green Well Building
50 Bath Street, Alice Springs
Phone: (08) 8951 9200 

By mail

To apply for this permit by mail you must follow these steps:  

Step 1. Fill in and sign an original application to use vacant Crown land to discharge a firearm (68.3 kb) form. 

Step 2. Attach a photocopy of your current photo identification such as a driver licence - this must be signed by a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Oaths or NT Police.

Step 3. Attach a cheque or money order for the $19 permit fee made out to the Receiver of Territory Monies (RTM).

Step 4. Submit the form and documents by mail to: 

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
Crown Land Permit 
GPO Box 1680
Darwin NT 0801

Last updated: 27 October 2017