Firearms legislation regulates the possession, use, purchase, manufacture and supply of firearms. The intent behind the legislation is to restrict firearm possession and promote public safety.

Many firearm items are restricted or illegal and you may be charged with an offence under the Firearms Act 1996 and the Weapons Prohibition Act 1998.

Restricted items may include:

  • Handcuffs
  • Kung-Fu Sticks
  • Air Rifle
  • Bullet-proof vest and body armour
  • Chinese throwing iron
  • Crossbow
  • Flick knife
  • Hand guns
  • Knuckleduster
  • Machine gun
  • Military style firearms
  • Pistol crossbow
  • Baton

Common firearm offences include:

  • Appearing armed in public
  • Particular conduct involving a prohibited item in a public place
  • Possession of an unregistered firearm
  • Possession of weapons
  • Unlawful supply of weapons

If you have been charged with a firearm offence and would like help understanding your legal options, call us today and we can walk you through the process.


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