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Firearms and weapons

The Firearms Branch issues licences for firearms and ammunition, approves and registers firearms and issues permits for prohibited weapons.

Firearms Amnesty
Do you have unwanted, unregistered or illegal firearms, firearm parts, mechanisms, fittings, prohibited firearm accessories, silencers or ammunition? You can hand these into a participating licensed firearms dealer or a police station for surrender or free registration. South Australia's General Firearms Amnesty runs until 30 June 2017 and will join the National Firearms Amnesty from 1 July 2017.  Conditions apply. Read more.

Firearms licences

Regulated imitation firearms

SAPOL has published an Imitation firearms quick guide to assist you in distinguishing a regulated imitation firearm from a toy firearm or other novelty item resembling a firearm. The distinction is important because the unlawful manufacture, importation, purchase, ownership, carriage or use of a regulated imitation firearm in South Australia can lead to penalties under the Firearms Act 1977.

Download Imitation firearms - A quick guide

Notification to the registrar

Health professionals, employers and firearms clubs must report any suspicions about a person's fitness to possess a firearm to the Registrar of Firearms.

Notify the Registrar

Search for a stolen firearm

Report a stolen firearm to:

Phone 7322 3346

Serial Number:

Firearms Prohibition Orders Register

The Firearms Prohibition Orders Register lists people prohibited from coming into contact with firearms.

See the Firearms Act 1977 for a full list of conditions.

View the Firearms Prohibition Orders Register