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Firearms Amnesty

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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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

  1. Complete a PD315A – Firearms General Amnesty 2015 Surrender Notice
  2. Complete a PD306 – Application for a permit to acquire a firearm
  3. Attend a participating licensed firearms dealer. The inspecting dealer will endorse the application and forward the form to Firearms Branch for consideration of approval. The firearm/s will be left in safekeeping with the dealer until the firearm/s are approved for acquisition and then taken to a police station by the licensee for verification and to complete the registration process (the licensed person remains solely liable for payment of any fee charged by the participating licensed dealer relative to the storage or safekeeping of a firearm to be registered).
  4. For further general information relating to the registration of firearms click here

No, I do not have a firearms licence

  1. Attend a participating licensed firearms dealer and surrender the firearm/s at that location.  Alternatively, you can attend a police station to surrender the firearm/s for destruction or de-activation at that location.

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:

Website: www.ssaasa.org.au
Email: senvice@ssaasa.org.au
Phone: 0419 849 452

Participating Licensed Firearms Dealers*
DealerPostal AddressSuburbPhone Number
Albert Cole Leonard ClairBY APPOINTMENTVICTOR HARBOR08 8552 6777
Barry Leslie SimsBY APPOINTMENTMOUNT GAMBIER08 8725 8686
Bridge Hunting Supplies17-19 Adelaide RoadMURRAY BRIDGE08 8532 1880
Camping World & Compleat Angler20 Cameron StreetMOUNT BARKER08 8398 3033
Classic FirearmsBY APPOINTMENTMOONTA08 8835 2274
Clinton Scott Wearne
T/A Clinton Wearne Construction
BY APPOINTMENTCEDUNA0408 730 672
Cole's Gun SuppliesBY APPOINTMENTSPALDING0407 148 629
Dagmar Regina KempBY APPOINTMENTPORT AUGUSTA08 8642 2513
Darrol Raymond HannifordBY APPOINTMENTEDEN HILLS0417 850 866
Double R CustomBY APPOINTMENTST MARYS08 8299 0700
Fisher Firearms Wholesale Pty Ltd20 Magill RoadNORWOOD08 8362 8977
Fit Arm EngineeringBY APPOINTMENTBLACKWOOD0437 326 358
Gambier Shooting Supplies323 Commercial St WestMOUNT GAMBIER0428 233 326
Gawler Fishing & Outdoor48 Murray StreetGAWLER08 8522 6200
Gregory Scott PullarBY APPOINTMENTMURRAY BRIDGE08 8532 2363
Gunning For YouBY APPOINTMENTVICTOR HARBOR0402 270 448
Guns South EastBY APPOINTMENTALLENDALE EAST08 8738 7124
Ian Charles HockingBY APPOINTMENTPORT WAKEFIELD08 8570 8097
Jimmel GunsmithsBY APPOINTMENTSTRATHALBYN0412 000 779
John Guido TorresanBY APPOINTMENTCOROMANDEL VALLEY0428 856 744
John Paul ChristyBY APPOINTMENTKADINA08 8821 4390
John Scott WinnallBY APPOINTMENTTINTINARA08 8757 2020
Joseph Stephen DensleyBY APPOINTMENTKINGSTON0427 673 092
Kincraig Motors Pty Ltd164 Smith StreetNARACOORTE08 8762 0880
Laurence BarbaletBY APPOINTMENTLAURA0409 691 863
Lightforce28 Orsmond StreetHINDMARSH08 8440 0888
Lincoln Rural Supplies Pty Ltd74-76 Liverpool StreetPORT LINCOLN08 8682 2711
Linden Lea Mitre 10Grenfell StreetKINGSCOTE08 8553 2354
Linfox Armaguard Pty LtdBY APPOINTMENTPOORAKA08 8168 0900
Majestic Powder CoatingBY APPOINTMENTNARACOORTE08 8762 2462
Meplat Firearm ServicesBY APPOINTMENTATHELSTONE0415 885 731
Mervyn Harold HartwigBY APPOINTMENTWAIKERIE08 8541 9073
Mid North AG-Services412 Main North RoadCLARE08 8842 3277
Neil HoffmanBY APPOINTMENTLOXTON NORTH0400 222 308
Northern Shooting SuppliesBY APPOINTMENTPORT AUGUSTA08 8641 1455
Paintball Skirmish S.A.BY APPOINTMENTWOODVILLE SOUTH08 8562 5255
Peters DisposalsBY APPOINTMENTPORT ADELAIDE0414 471 814
Phillip Andrew CaseBY APPOINTMENTHAWKER0427 391 876
Phillip John BilneyBY APPOINTMENTNARACOORTE08 8762 1353
Pretoria Firearms & AntiquesBY APPOINTMENTTAILEM BEND08 8572 3541
Riverland AG Services22 Cashmore AvenueLOXTON08 8584 4826
SA Rifle Association Inc.Cnr West & North TerraceWINGFIELD08 8244 5533
Salisbury Dive & Tackleworld1A Salisbury HighwaySALISBURY08 8258 1166
S B Action GunsmithingBY APPOINTMENTHUNTFIELD HEIGHTS0417 800 847
Sprinter Arms CoBY APPOINTMENTMOUNT BARKER08 8537 5247
The Adelaide Gun Shop212 Gouger StreetADELAIDE08 8231 3570
The Armoury882 Two Wells-Mallala RdKORUNYE08 8520 2666
The Gunnery51 Beach RoadCHRISTIES BEACH08 8186 1437
Tonkins Sports StoreBY APPOINTMENTVICTOR HARBOR08 8552 1766
Trenton Andrew HardieBY APPOINTMENTPORT LINCOLN0438 821 792
Venuti Nominees Pty LtdBY APPOINTMENTDERNANCOURT0418 820 905
Wayne Johnathon ChisholmBY APPOINTMENTMANSFIELD PARK0417 128 742
William David HandysideBY APPOINTMENTCALLINGTON08 8538 5388
Whyalla Target SportsBY APPOINTMENTWHYALLA08 8645 7220
YP Agriservices Pty LtdBY APPOINTMENTYORKETOWN08 8852 1636

* List last updated 28 June 2017. Please check back regularly for the latest list.