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Firearms & Weapons

Choose your weapon carefully - you might be breaking the law.

  • Holders and dealers of firearms must be licensed.
  • It is an offence to carry a weapon offensively or without lawful excuse.
  • Many weapons and firearms are prohibited by law.

South Australia Police administer the Firearms Act and Regulations and the Weapons Legislation.

For all firearms and weapons enquiries, contact:

Firearms Branch

Address: 100 Angas Street Adelaide SA 5000

Phone: (08) 7322 3346

Fax:     (08) 7322 4182

Post: GPO Box 1539 Adelaide SA 5001



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Firearms Branch administers the following:

Firearms Act & Regulations

  • Administration of the legislation
  • Compliance
  • Licensing of Individuals, Clubs, Ranges, Security Companies and Firearm Dealers
  • Education
  • State and National Policy Development
  • Administer State requirements regarding importation
  • Deactivation Requirements

Weapons Legislation

  • Administration
  • Education
  • Enforcement of the Summary Offences Act relative to weapons
  • Administer State requirements regarding importation


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