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NSW new licence application how long?

Post by mickyj » 22 Sep 2018, 4:23 pm

hi all,
My new application for a A/B licence was marked as received by FAR on 13th August - 40 days ago. How long do you think i will have to wait until i get my licence?

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Post by MrMickyD » 23 Sep 2018, 5:40 pm

Mandatory 28 day cooling off period once they take your money, then God only knows .
Always check all your paper work over real good before you send it and dont leave anything out thats needed it just slows things up even more.
One thing being a licenced shooter in this country teaches you is patience youll need it in abundance.
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Post by 2freeq » 23 Sep 2018, 6:58 pm

Just did my license application recently 29th May they marked my license received and 23rd July i received my license card in the mail. First PTA took same amount of time on top of license.
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Post by GojiraSteve » 19 Oct 2018, 10:08 am

Mine's a re-application after being out of the sport since 2009. So background check aside just a rubber-stamp job.

Posted on 10/10, and it still hasn't even shown up as received on the online portal. Called the registry and they advised to wait another ten days and call for replacement forms because if its not up by then it definitely got lost in the mail. Also processing times are running to 8-12 weeks at the moment.

So much for being exempt from the 28 day cooling off period!
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Post by mickyj » 25 Oct 2018, 2:30 pm

77 days and still waiting!
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Post by Gaznazdiak » 25 Oct 2018, 2:54 pm

mickyj wrote:77 days and still waiting!


That's piss poor service.

I'd bet if you asked why, you would get the "workload" excuse.

One would excused for thinking they only had two people employed at the registry.

If the number of people applying in NSW was so great that it took more than two and a half months to process each applicant, shooter numbers would be booming and that would be another beatup on 4 Corners.

Just more proof of a deliberate policy to make the whole concept of being a law abiding firearms owner as onerous as possible.

They not only persecute us with ridiculous, illogical restrictions imposed for their own sake, like with suppressors, but they even drag their feet with common sense regulations like licensing.

Bureaucratic bastardry.
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Post by PCHammond » 27 Oct 2018, 5:21 pm

It took over 2 months for them to send me my application form, and it's been just over 2 months since I sent the application in.

Are they intentionally trying to kill shooting as a sport? I would imagine someone who was only kinda interested would give up after all this waiting.
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Post by Gaznazdiak » 27 Oct 2018, 6:58 pm

That's it in a nutshell PCH.
The rules are set up to make things as discouraging as possible and I'd bet both my plums the staff are told to drag their feet in every way possible.

Both sides want us totally disarmed but both are too duplicitous to admit it.

As seen with the Tasmanian election, they will make promises they have not the slightest intention of keeping, then blame public backlash for reneging.

They're all cunning stunts.
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Post by GojiraSteve » 29 Oct 2018, 3:58 pm

Does anyone have any look-in on scanning timeframes?
I sent my app forms in by snail mail 19days ago (I know, I know, should've shelled out for registered/express post) and they're still not showing as received meaning they haven't even been scanned by the mailroom yet.
They couldn't possibly be THAT slow could they?
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Post by Gaznazdiak » 29 Oct 2018, 5:44 pm

GojiraSteve wrote:They couldn't possibly be THAT slow could they?


:lol: :lol: :clap:

I love your sense of humor :thumbsup:
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Post by mickyj » 30 Oct 2018, 2:48 pm

11 and a bit weeks and still waiting...Has anyone else waited that long to have their licence application processed?
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Post by GojiraSteve » 30 Oct 2018, 3:23 pm

mickyj wrote:11 and a bit weeks and still waiting...Has anyone else waited that long to have their licence application processed?


I'll keep ya posted on mine. but do you remember how long it took before the registry marked it as received?
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Post by mickyj » 30 Oct 2018, 3:35 pm

GojiraSteve wrote:
mickyj wrote:11 and a bit weeks and still waiting...Has anyone else waited that long to have their licence application processed?


I'll keep ya posted on mine. but do you remember how long it took before the registry marked it as received?


according to my records mailed application 7th August marked as received by FAR 13th August. All downhill from there.
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Post by GojiraSteve » 02 Nov 2018, 1:12 pm

For anyone following this, my app just got marked as received. That's 23 days from posting the form, to the mailroom at the registry getting around to scanning it onto the system.
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Post by Gaznazdiak » 02 Nov 2018, 2:12 pm

Mate, that's pathetic.

Even factoring in Austpost's determination to live up to the moniker "snailmail", that would mean registry have received it and sat on it for a fortnight.

Anybody know if firearms registry is covered by any Ombudsman?

I just had a look if the NSW Ombudsman covers it, and it seems they might as they cover police, but nothing definitive.
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Post by mickyj » 04 Nov 2018, 8:47 pm

Gaznazdiak wrote:Mate, that's pathetic.

Even factoring in Austpost's determination to live up to the moniker "snailmail", that would mean registry have received it and sat on it for a fortnight.

Anybody know if firearms registry is covered by any Ombudsman?

I just had a look if the NSW Ombudsman covers it, and it seems they might as they cover police, but nothing definitive.



Forget about it. In this country the only rights we have is what parliament allots us as they see fit. Without hard rights inserted into our “constitution” we are slaves temporarily let off our leash.
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Post by mickyj » 04 Nov 2018, 8:55 pm

Gaznazdiak wrote:Mate, that's pathetic.

Even factoring in Austpost's determination to live up to the moniker "snailmail", that would mean registry have received it and sat on it for a fortnight.

Anybody know if firearms registry is covered by any Ombudsman?

I just had a look if the NSW Ombudsman covers it, and it seems they might as they cover police, but nothing definitive.



Forget about it. In this country the only rights we have is what parliament allots us as they see fit. Without hard rights inserted into our “constitution” we are slaves temporarily let off our leash.
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Post by JWD40 » 05 Nov 2018, 6:30 pm

I requested my application papers on the 18th of Aug via their online portal
I completed my safe handling course on the 20th (or around then)
I then waited the 15 business days they'd mentioned it would take.
I hadn't received them, so i gave them a call on the 7th of September.
It was sitting in limbo (their words), so the lady processed it and had it sent out.
I received the papers around the 17th of September (a further 5-6 business days later)
I posted the filled out application the following day (18th)
They acknowledged receipt of the papers on the 4th of Oct (12 business days later)

So... so far..

20 business days to receive paperwork
12 business days to open my mail and register it in the system
22 business days and counting (over 28 calendar days)

I've always heard they were slow... but in their defence, in the wake of the recent John Edwards incident, the FAR has been shaken up a bit and as a result has been left short staffed. The currently slowdown hasn't specifically been a result of increased licence applications or deliberate government bureaucracy. It's that they've lost a lot of people. Or so I've been told by someone who should be in the know.
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