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Notify the registrar

Medical practitioners, employers and firearms clubs must report to the Registrar of Firearms when they suspect that:

  • someone is suffering from a physical or mental illness or condition
  • there is a threat to the person's safety or the safety of another person
  • there is a risk associated with the person's possession or use of a firearm.

This applies to:

  • controlling bodies of recognised Firearms Club
  • medical practitioners
  • registered nurses
  • registered psychologists
  • professional counsellors
  • social workers
  • employers.

Making a report to the registrar

Make the report as soon as possible after first becoming suspicious.

Medical notification to the Registrar of Firearms

Complete the Medical notification to the Registrar of Firearms form PD486A

Employer Notification to Registrar of Firearms

Complete the Employer notification to the Registrar of Firearms form PD486B

Firearms club notification to the Registrar

Complete the Firearms Club notification to the Registrar of Firearms form PD486C

This is required under Sections 21I and 27A of the Firearms Act 1977

There is no civil or criminal liability where a report is made in good faith.