NSW new licence application how long?

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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by Fulcrum » 24 Mar 2020, 3:55 pm

ckraus wrote:Applied 14th November for PPL (existing A/B license) and just went to referred to ServiceNSW.

Hopefully only a few more days till the letter turns up.


Excellent news, looks like they’re in mid November.
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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by Hammar » 24 Mar 2020, 4:52 pm

ckraus wrote:Applied 14th November for PPL (existing A/B license) and just went to referred to ServiceNSW.

Hopefully only a few more days till the letter turns up.


I hope this is where they are actually up to. Family applied for their Cat H 18th November and rang FAR today and were told that they were STILL processing applications from OCTOBER 2 last year. What the actual f*** are they doing. They've been telling that to some people for what, the last month or two?
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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by Fulcrum » 24 Mar 2020, 6:02 pm

Hammar wrote:I hope this is where they are actually up to. Family applied for their Cat H 18th November and rang FAR today and were told that they were STILL processing applications from OCTOBER 2 last year. What the actual f*** are they doing. They've been telling that to some people for what, the last month or two?


Don’t worry, by the looks of things they’re way past October. Your status should change either this week or next. They told me they were doing first week October A week ago but people who applied early November are getting the good news. Let us know how it goes anyway.
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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by themarksman » 24 Mar 2020, 6:36 pm

Is anyone noticing their status change on weekdays or is it still only occurring early Saturday mornings??
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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by TassieTiger » 24 Mar 2020, 6:39 pm

Does anyone write to their local sitting members RE the delays or lodge a complaint with ombudsman ? You’d be amazed what they can do with a phone call - those ppl are their for you - use them...
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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by .22lover » 25 Mar 2020, 7:52 am

My Partners application status changed to refered to service NSW last Sat night. She applied the day after me on 12th November 2019. My application is still waiting approval, so I called the registry and they were really helpful. Basically they said that there are six different offices processing applications to try and catch up, and that anyone who has applied in November will be processed in the next couple of weeks. Although they are not being processed in order due to the different offices getting through them in different time frames due to staff levels at each office varying.
Hopefully people start hearing some good news now they have picked up the pace.
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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by MrsAcko » 25 Mar 2020, 7:38 pm

sticks wrote:Beno_1986 & MrsAcko,

What reasons did you put for your A/B applications?

I applied on the 20th Feb online, I'm kinda (cautiously) hoping I get as lucky as you both have. Just wondering whether there's a pattern with some reasons being quicker to assess perhaps.

My A/B application reason was recreational hunting/vermin control-with hunting club (SSAA).
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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by ScottyD » 25 Mar 2020, 11:53 pm

.22lover wrote:My Partners application status changed to refered to service NSW last Sat night. She applied the day after me on 12th November 2019. My application is still waiting approval, so I called the registry and they were really helpful. Basically they said that there are six different offices processing applications to try and catch up, and that anyone who has applied in November will be processed in the next couple of weeks. Although they are not being processed in order due to the different offices getting through them in different time frames due to staff levels at each office varying.
Hopefully people start hearing some good news now they have picked up the pace.


This is great news (well, for me at least - my application was November 8-) )
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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by Khalild » 26 Mar 2020, 6:52 am

For those of us who have listed target practice as their genuine reason ssaa have just closed all their owned ranges.
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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by themarksman » 27 Mar 2020, 11:08 am

Even if I got my licence now.... I wouldn’t have anywhere to shoot it.
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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by rc42 » 27 Mar 2020, 1:54 pm

On the bright side, it doesn't matter how long FAR take to process applications now and they should have a large reduction in calls checking progress which will help speed things up.

There might be an increase in new license applications though, a lot of people seem to have been calling gun stores and asking how they get one although I'm not sure their 'genuine reason' will be all that genuine.
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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by ScottyD » 27 Mar 2020, 5:38 pm

Woohooo! Applied 12th November, just got the notification to go do the Service NSW photo thing (which I did this morning)

Now we just need this current global health crisis to piss off so my wife can go back to work and then I might still be able to afford to get some guns.
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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by themarksman » 27 Mar 2020, 6:57 pm

ScottyD wrote:Woohooo! Applied 12th November, just got the notification to go do the Service NSW photo thing (which I did this morning)

Now we just need this current global health crisis to piss off so my wife can go back to work and then I might still be able to afford to get some guns.


Great news Congrats! Does that mean the online registry is changing on days other than Saturdays???

At least we know they are progressing into November.
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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by Khalild » 27 Mar 2020, 7:57 pm

themarksman wrote:
Great news Congrats! Does that mean the online registry is changing on days other than Saturdays???

At least we know they are progressing into November.

My pta status got updated to issued yesterday. Maybe with the increased focus they are able to update the website more frequently.
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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by omnil » 28 Mar 2020, 5:54 am

19/11/19-28/3/20 H
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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by Beno_1986 » 28 Mar 2020, 12:27 pm

No idea guys, I just not long got back from services for the photo Id, had to renew my truck licence anyway, guy asked me if i wanted to just use the photo on file, said yea no worries and walked out, they gave me the paper issue for my truck licence but nothing for the firearms one, is that standard?
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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by PorkEatingCrusader » 28 Mar 2020, 12:57 pm

Do you guys in NSW have to get the police to take your photo? In QLD we send a photo in with the application than go to the station and do an ID check to prove the photo was the applicant.
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Re: NSW new licence application how long?

Post by themarksman » 28 Mar 2020, 1:33 pm

Beno_1986 wrote:No idea guys, I just not long got back from services for the photo Id, had to renew my truck licence anyway, guy asked me if i wanted to just use the photo on file, said yea no worries and walked out, they gave me the paper issue for my truck licence but nothing for the firearms one, is that standard?


Yeah they will send you your firearms licence in the mail.
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