Firearms

Firearm

A National Firearms Amnesty will run for three months from 1 July to 30 September. This is your chance to dispose of a firearm without penalty. You can hand your firearm in to the ACT Firearms Registry, do not take your firearm to a police station and under no circumstances should loaded firearms be taken into a public place. For more information visit the Firearms Amnesty web page.

The ACT Firearms Registry is responsible for ensuring compliance with ACT firearms legislation as well as the ACT prohibited weapons and articles legislation.

The ACT Firearms Registry provides the following services:

  • advice on the relevant firearms, prohibited weapons and articles legislation
  • advice on the eligibility requirements to obtain a firearm licence, firearm permit or prohibited weapon/article permit
  • the issuing of firearms licences, firearms permits and prohibited weapon/article permits
  • advice on purchasing or the disposal of firearms
  • advice on the storage of firearms

Under the Firearms Act 1996, police have the power to conduct on-the-spot inspections for firearms and firearm licences as well as conduct storage inspections either by consent or without consent of the licence holder.

To obtain a firearms licence or permit, the applicant must complete the relevant form and submit it to the ACT Firearms Registry.

Click on the link below to view the relevant firearms and prohibited weapon/articles legislation.

Location and opening times

ACT Firearms Registry
86 Vicars Street,
Mitchell ACT

Ph: (02) 6133 2122

8am - 1pm and 2pm - 3pm weekdays

Postal address:

ACT Firearms Registry
GPO BOX 401,
Canberra City 2601

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