Visitors bringing firearms, parts and ammunition into Australia must obtain an international firearms permit before entering the country.
Complete an International Visitor firearm permit application form 0209.
Information about how to complete the form and the details you need to provide is included in the instructions.
Check that the information is correct.
Your firearms, parts and ammunition will be held by customs on arrival if any of the information is incorrect.
You will not be able to bring your firearms, parts and ammunition into Australia until the correct information is provided.
Send you application with the required documents and fees to the:
South Australia Police
GPO Box 1539
Adelaide SA 5001
The Branch issues the Firearms, Parts and your Customs Certification for Importation (B709).
Ensure that the firearms have a unique serial number. The serial number must be:
We will issue a serial number if a firearm does not have one. Serial numbers are recorded in your international visitors permit.
The serial number must remain on the firearms while they are in Australia.
Present your firearms, parts and your Customs Certification (B709) for Importation to customs.
Discuss what you need to do when you leave the country with the firearm.
Ensure that your firearms, parts and ammunition are secure at all times while you are in Australia.
The permit issued by South Australia Police is valid within South Australia only. Contact the police in the states and territories you plan to visit to find out what other permits you need.
A list of police firearms registries is included in the permit application instructions.
Contact Australian Customs to find out what you need to do to take your firearms, parts and ammunition with you when you leave Australia.
Failing to follow Customs directions when leaving Australia: