P 634 FIREARMS REGISTRY Film/Television/Theatrical Production Permit When firearms are required for a film, television or NOTE: Persons under 18 years of age can only be theatrical production, either a Theatrical Armourer is authorised to possess or use firearms with written employed to supervise the possession and use of firearms permission from a parent or legal guardian and the during the production OR a person may make application approval of the Commissioner of Police. for a permit to authorise them to control and supervise the possession and use of firearms for the production. What safe storage is applicable to firearms for this permit? This FACT sheet provides information on the requirements for obtaining a Film/Television/Theatrical Level 1 storage is required for category A & B firearms. Production Permit - clause 52 of the Firearms Regulation Level 2 storage is required for category C, D & H 2006. firearms. Prohibited Firearms require differing levels of storage What does a Film/Television/Theatrical Production appropriate to their type.(see Related Information over). Permit authorise? This permit authorises the permit holder to possess and use What do I need to send with my application? firearms for purposes connected with a nominated film, * If you do not hold a current firearms licence or permit, television or theatrical production. The permit holder is you must provide proof of identity totalling 100 points, responsible for the control, supervision, safe handling and and security of firearms at all times. * Name & address of the production company, and * Name and location of the production, and The permit may also authorise other persons, directly * Commencement date of rehearsals and date on involved in the production and listed on the permit, to possess and use firearms in connection with the production, which the production is to cease, and but only under the direct supervision of the permit holder. * Provide the name and licence number of the Theatrical Armourer supplying the firearms, and When would I apply for a Film, Television or * A letter from the Theatrical Armourer confirming the Theatrical Production Permit? permit holder has received instruction in the security A person, on behalf of a film, television or theatrical and safe handling of firearms or a certificate of production, would make application for this permit if it was completion of a firearms safety training course, and not practical to engage the services of a Theatrical * Provide reasons why there is a requirement for the Armourer to remain on-site to supervise the possession and possession or use of firearms for the production, and use of firearms for the duration of the production. * Provide information on the security and safe handling measures for firearms, and All firearms used in a production must be certified by the * Provide information on the safe storage of firearms. licensed Theatrical Armourer as capable of using blank cartridges only. Provide from the Theatrical Armourer: How much will my permit cost? * Certification from the Theatrical Armourer that any The prescribed fee for this permit is $75. Payment must firearms used for the purposes of this permit have accompany your application. been modified to accept blank cartridges only. What is the term of the permit? How do I complete the application form? The permit will be issued for the duration of the production The P634 'Application for a Firearms Permit' form only. applies to this permit. Application must be made no What about actors or employees? later than 21 days prior to the commencement of Other persons to be listed and authorised by this permit (in rehearsals. addition to the permit holder) must complete an 'Application for a person to be authorised on a Firearms Do not send a photocopy of the form, print within the Permit' P635 form. boxes, do not mark boxes that do not apply. Use * A separate P635 form must be completed by each CAPITAL LETTERS and BLACK INK. DO NOT USE person; STAPLES. * The employer must complete Section E of the P635 form to establish proof of employment status; Place an 'X' in the box on the top of the form which * If persons to be listed on this permit do not hold a current applies to your application. firearms licence or permit, proof of identity totalling 100 points must be provided. Vers 1.2 March 2010 Section A- Personal and Contact By signing the declaration you are Details confirming that: Firearms Registry The 'Last Name' & 'Given names' box * You understand the safe keeping should show your full legal name. This requirements of the Firearms Act should be the name on your birth 1996 and Regulation; AND Address certificate, marriage certificate, change of * You understand it is an offence to Locked Bag 1 name certificate or passport. Complete supply false or misleading Murwillumbah NSW 2484 your date of birth, drivers licence, contact information; AND details including, mobile phone number * All the information provided on the and email address. application is true and correct and Telephone you authorise the release of your 1300362562 List any other names by which you have personal information to any third been known and supply details. party deemed appropriate by the Commissioner of Police; AND Section B - Residential Address * You agree to the NSW Police Force Interstate Insert your full residential address here. making enquiries to establish that 02 66708590 the information you have supplied Section C - Postal Address in relation to the application is true If your postal address is the same as your and correct. Fax residential address mark the box with an 02 66708558 'X', otherwise, insert your postal address Section I - Credit Card Authority here. If you wish to pay by credit card ensure you complete the amount to be debited Section D - Business, Club, Email from your credit card, indicate whether Government Agency Details Mastercard or Visa; fill out cardholder firstname.lastname@example.org Complete Business, Club or Government details in full, sign and date. OR Agency name, trading name, business email@example.com Related Information address, phone numbers and postal See FACT Sheets: address. '100 Point Identification', 'Safe Storage Level One - Category A & B Section E - Permit Type Website Requirements', Place an 'X' in the box Film, TV or Theatrical www.police.nsw.gov.au/firearms 'Safe Storage Level Two - Category C, D & Productions. H Requirements', 'Safe Storage Prohibited Firearms'. Section F - Safekeeping Address of Firearms Checklist This section should be completed providing Completed P634 form the address at which the firearms will be Proof of ID (if applicable) stored and details of the arrangements for the safekeeping and storage. (attach a Production company name, address, separate sheet if there is insufficient name, dates and location of production. space). Theatrical armourer name & licence Section G - Personal History number Please answer all questions by marking the Letter from Theatrical Armourer appropriate 'Yes' or 'No' box. If you confirming instruction in safe handling of responded 'Yes' to any of the questions, firearms has been received & details of please provide an attachment with details. firearms including certification that firearms fire blank cartridges only. Section H - Declaration Storage facilities & location The application form must be signed and dated by the applicant in the presence of a P635 form for each person nominated in witness. The witness must be 18 years of addition to permit holder , proof of age or over. employment status & proof of ID. Payment with application Where can I find more information? The information provided in the FACT Sheet is for general guidance only. Applicants and licensees should familiarise themselves with the Firearms Act 1996 and the Firearms Regulation 2006, which are available on the NSW Legislation website - www.legislation.nsw.gov.au.