The Firearms Branch issues licences for firearms and ammunition, approves and registers firearms and issues permits for prohibited weapons.
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.
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.
Health professionals, employers and firearms clubs must report any suspicions about a person's fitness to possess a firearm to the Registrar of Firearms.