Jane Prentice MP, Federal Member for Ryan - Coat of Arms
Federal Member for Ryan
Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services
JANE PRENTICE MP, Federal Member for Ryan

National Firearms Amnesty

Monday, 10 July 2017

National Firearms Amnesty

The National Firearms Amnesty will give Australians an opportunity to hand in unregistered and unwanted firearms and improve community safety. It is an opportunity for any person who has an unregistered or unwanted firearm, such as a family heirloom, to dispose of it without fear of being prosecuted. 

This is the first nation-wide gun amnesty since 1996, when the Howard Government took decisive action following the devastation of the Port Arthur massacre.
During the three month amnesty, from July 1 to 30 September, anyone with unwanted and unregistered firearms or firearm-related items can legally dispose of or register them at approved drop-off points in each state and territory.

There is no cost involved with handing in firearms or related items for destruction during the amnesty, and no personal details are required. Outside the amnesty period, anyone caught with an unregistered firearm could face a fine of up to $280,000, up to 14 years in jail, and a criminal record.

Information about individual state and territory requirements, including how and where to surrender firearms, can be found at www.firearmsamnesty.ag.gov.au   or by calling 1800 909 826.


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