From today, Saturday, 1 July 2017, the new Firearms Act 2015 and Firearms Regulations 2017 legislation becomes operative in South Australia.
The date coincides with the commencement of the National Firearms Amnesty and a new, permanent General Firearms Amnesty in South Australia.
Developed after several years of industry consultation, the new state firearms legislation will enhance public safety by specifically targeting criminals and reinforcing obligations on licensed firearms owners by introducing higher standards of security for the privilege of owning firearms.
New offences, penalties and powers for police and the Registrar of Firearms have been introduced with the key changes including:
A 12 month transition period will assist those existing firearms licensees who need to upgrade their security arrangements.
For more details on the new South Australian Firearms Legislation please visit here:
Find out all the information about South Australia’s participation in the National Firearms Amnesty here: www.firearmsamnesty.ag.gov.au
This site also has a helpful interactive post-code finder, to find the nearest drop-off point and how and where to surrender firearms.