A General Firearms Amnesty commenced in South Australia on 1 December 2015 and was followed by a National Amnesty which ran until 30 September 2017. SA's new firearms legislation provides for an ongoing General Amnesty in South Australia. The conditions under which this amnesty operates will remain the same as for the previous amnesties.
Throughout these amnesties, SAPOL has been committed to working and partnering with the firearms industry to develop and implement a strong framework that delivers an effective and successful amnesty for the South Australian community.
The aim of the General Firearms Amnesty is to make the community a safer place by removing unwanted, unregistered or illegal firearms, firearm parts, mechanisms, fittings, prohibited firearm accessories, silencers and ammunition from the community, making it harder for guns to fall into the wrong hands.
Members of the public in possession of unwanted, unregistered or illegal firearms, firearm parts, mechanisms, fittings, prohibited firearm accessories, silencers and ammunition are encouraged to hand these in at a participating licensed firearms dealer's premises or to police at any police station during the General Firearms Amnesty without fear of prosecution.
The Amnesty also permits any person holding a current South Australian firearms licence to surrender a firearm to a participating licensed firearms dealer to make an application to register the firearm fee-free or to sell the firearm to the participating licensed firearms dealer.
The Amnesty will not provide protection to any person using or in possession of an illegal firearm or other item for any reason other than for the purpose of surrendering it to a member of the police force or a participating licensed firearms dealer.
PERSON IN POSSESSION OF AN UNREGISTERED FIREARM
Do you have a current firearms licence?
Yes, I have a firearms licence and want to make an application to register the firearm
No, I do not have a firearms licence
Dealing with surrendered items that are not registrable firearms
All items that are not registrable firearms (e.g. firearm parts, ammunition, fittings, mechanisms, prohibited firearm accessories and silencers) can only be accepted for destruction. Following surrender, a participating licensed dealer must deliver these items to South Australia Police.
How do I surrender a firearm or ammunition?
When surrendering a firearm to a participating licensed dealer or to a police station, ensure the firearm is unloaded and where possible, remove the bolt or other method to render the firearm safe. Place the firearm in a gun bag or wrap it in a blanket prior to taking it to a participating licensed dealer or to a police station. Ammunition can be taken to a participating licensed dealer or to a police station at the same time as the firearm but it should be in a separate bag, box or container.
Note: If information relating to your situation is not included on this page, please contact SAPOL Firearms Branch on 1800 586 945.
SAPOL is partnering with the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (SSAA) for the Amnesty and participating licensed dealers and members of the community can also direct any enquiries to the SSAA:
|Dealer||Postal Address||Suburb||Phone Number|
|Albert Cole Leonard Clair||BY APPOINTMENT||VICTOR HARBOR||08 8552 6777|
|Barry Leslie Sims||BY APPOINTMENT||MOUNT GAMBIER||08 8725 8686|
|Bridge Hunting Supplies||17-19 Adelaide Road||MURRAY BRIDGE||08 8532 1880|
|Camping World & Compleat Angler||20 Cameron Street||MOUNT BARKER||08 8398 3033|
|Classic Firearms||BY APPOINTMENT||MOONTA||08 8835 2274|
|Clinton Scott Wearne|
T/A Clinton Wearne Construction
|BY APPOINTMENT||CEDUNA||0408 730 672|
|Cole's Gun Supplies||BY APPOINTMENT||SPALDING||0407 148 629|
|Dagmar Regina Kemp||BY APPOINTMENT||PORT AUGUSTA||08 8642 2513|
|Darrol Raymond Hanniford||BY APPOINTMENT||EDEN HILLS||0417 850 866|
|Double R Custom||BY APPOINTMENT||ST MARYS||08 8299 0700|
|Fisher Firearms Wholesale Pty Ltd||20 Magill Road||NORWOOD||08 8362 8977|
|Fit Arm Engineering||BY APPOINTMENT||BLACKWOOD||0437 326 358|
|Gambier Shooting Supplies||323 Commercial St West||MOUNT GAMBIER||0428 233 326|
|Gawler Fishing & Outdoor||48 Murray Street||GAWLER||08 8522 6200|
|Gregory Scott Pullar||BY APPOINTMENT||MURRAY BRIDGE||08 8532 2363|
|Gunning For You||BY APPOINTMENT||VICTOR HARBOR||0402 270 448|
|Guns South East||BY APPOINTMENT||ALLENDALE EAST||08 8738 7124|
|Jimmel Gunsmiths||BY APPOINTMENT||STRATHALBYN||0412 000 779|
|John Guido Torresan||BY APPOINTMENT||COROMANDEL VALLEY||0428 856 744|
|John Paul Christy||BY APPOINTMENT||KADINA||08 8821 4390|
|John Scott Winnall||BY APPOINTMENT||TINTINARA||08 8757 2020|
|Joseph Stephen Densley||BY APPOINTMENT||KINGSTON||0427 673 092|
|Kincraig Motors Pty Ltd||164 Smith Street||NARACOORTE||08 8762 0880|
|Laurence Barbalet||BY APPOINTMENT||LAURA||0409 691 863|
|Lightforce||28 Orsmond Street||HINDMARSH||08 8440 0888|
|Lincoln Rural Supplies Pty Ltd||74-76 Liverpool Street||PORT LINCOLN||08 8682 2711|
|Linden Lea Mitre 10||Grenfell Street||KINGSCOTE||08 8553 2354|
|Linfox Armaguard Pty Ltd||BY APPOINTMENT||POORAKA||08 8168 0900|
|Majestic Powder Coating||BY APPOINTMENT||NARACOORTE||08 8762 2462|
|Meplat Firearm Services||BY APPOINTMENT||ATHELSTONE||0415 885 731|
|Mervyn Harold Hartwig||BY APPOINTMENT||WAIKERIE||08 8541 9073|
|Mid North AG-Services||412 Main North Road||CLARE||08 8842 3277|
|Neil Hoffman||BY APPOINTMENT||LOXTON NORTH||0400 222 308|
|Northern Shooting Supplies||BY APPOINTMENT||PORT AUGUSTA||08 8641 1455|
|Paintball Skirmish S.A.||BY APPOINTMENT||WOODVILLE SOUTH||08 8562 5255|
|Peters Disposals||BY APPOINTMENT||PORT ADELAIDE||0414 471 814|
|Phillip Andrew Case||BY APPOINTMENT||HAWKER||0427 391 876|
|Phillip John Bilney||BY APPOINTMENT||NARACOORTE||08 8762 1353|
|Pretoria Firearms & Antiques||BY APPOINTMENT||TAILEM BEND||08 8572 3541|
|Riverland AG Services||22 Cashmore Avenue||LOXTON||08 8584 4826|
|SA Rifle Association Inc.||Cnr West & North Terrace||WINGFIELD||08 8244 5533|
|Salisbury Dive & Tackleworld||1A Salisbury Highway||SALISBURY||08 8258 1166|
|S B Action Gunsmithing||BY APPOINTMENT||HUNTFIELD HEIGHTS||0417 800 847|
|The Adelaide Gun Shop||212 Gouger Street||ADELAIDE||08 8231 3570|
|The Armoury||882 Two Wells-Mallala Rd||KORUNYE||08 8520 2666|
|The Gunnery||51 Beach Road||CHRISTIES BEACH||08 8186 1437|
|Tonkins Sports Store||BY APPOINTMENT||VICTOR HARBOR||08 8552 1766|
|Trenton Andrew Hardie||BY APPOINTMENT||PORT LINCOLN||0438 821 792|
|Venuti Nominees Pty Ltd||BY APPOINTMENT||DERNANCOURT||0418 820 905|
|Wayne Johnathon Chisholm||BY APPOINTMENT||MANSFIELD PARK||0417 128 742|
|William David Handyside||BY APPOINTMENT||CALLINGTON||08 8538 5388|
|Whyalla Target Sports||BY APPOINTMENT||WHYALLA||08 8645 7220|
|YP Agriservices Pty Ltd||BY APPOINTMENT||YORKETOWN||08 8852 1636|
* List last updated 14 February 2019. Please check back regularly for the latest list.