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Civilian Guns

Number of Privately Owned Firearms

ChartThe estimated total number of guns (both licit and illicit) held by civilians in Australia is

2005: 3,050,0001
1997: 2,500,0002
1996: 3,200,000
1988: 3,500,0003
1975: 2,055,0004

Rate of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population

ChartThe estimated rate of private gun ownership (both licit and illicit) in Australia is

2005: 15.01
1997: 13.585
1996: 17.59
1988: 21.34
1975: 14.92

Number of Privately Owned Handguns

ChartIn Australia, the number of handguns in civilian possession is reported to be

2010: 120,7906
2006: 172,4227
2004/05: 192,0008

Number of Privately Owned Firearms - World Ranking

In a comparison of the number of privately owned guns in 178 countries, Australia ranked at No. 259

Rate of Privately Owned Firearms per 100 Population - World Ranking

In a comparison of the rate of private gun ownership in 178 countries, Australia ranked at No. 421

Proportion of Households with Firearms

ChartIn Australia, the percentage of households with one or more guns is reported to be

2005: 6.2%10
2003: 8.7%10
2000: 8%11
1994: 16.0%10
1992: 15.1%12
1989: 20.1%10 13
1988: 25%14
1979: 20%3

Proportion of Households with Rifles

In Australia, the percentage of households with one or more rifles is reported to be

1992: 12.5%12

Proportion of Households with Shotguns

In Australia, the percentage of households with one or more shotguns is reported to be

1992: 6.9%12

Proportion of Households with Handguns

ChartIn Australia, the percentage of households with one or more handguns is reported to be

2005: 0.3%10
2003: 1.1%
1994: 1.6%10 12
1989: 1.6%10

Number of Licensed Firearm Owners

ChartThe number of licensed gun owners in Australia is reported to be

2012: 730,00015 16
2010: 873,62517
2007: 731,5678
2006: 478,32618 19
2001: 764,51820 21 8 19
1997: 1,200,00022
1989: 2,381,00013

Rate of Licensed Firearm Owners per 100 Population

ChartThe rate of licensed firearm owners per 100 people in Australia is

2012: 3.325
2010: 4.06
2007: 3.53
2006: 2.36
2001: 3.96
1997: 6.52
1989: 14.27

Number of Registered Firearms

ChartThe number of registered guns in Australia is reported to be

2012: 2,750,00015 16
2011: 2,700,00023 24 25
2010: 2,675,78517
2007: 2,500,0008
2006: 2,653,14018 19
2001: 2,165,17020 21 8 19
1997: 2,500,00022 2
1996: 3,200,00019
1989: 4,000,00013
1975: 1,354,700 26

Rate of Registered Firearms per 100 Population

ChartThe rate of registered guns per 100 people in Australia is

2012: 12.495
2011: 12.40
2010: 12.44
2007: 12.05
2006: 12.95
2001: 11.22
1997: 13.58
1996: 17.59
1989: 23.98
1975: 9.84

Estimated Number of Illicit Firearms

Unlawfully held guns cannot be counted, but in Australia there are estimated to be 260,00016 24 to 6 million27

Estimated Rate of Illicit Firearms per 100 Population

Unlawfully held guns cannot be counted, but in Australia there are estimated to be 1.185 illicit firearms per 100 people

Government Guns

Number of Military Firearms

The defence forces of Australia are reported to have 113,00028 firearms

Routine Arming of Police

In Australia, police officers on routine patrol carry one or more firearms29

Number of Law Enforcement Firearms

Police in Australia are reported to have 61,21130 firearms

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Australia, annual deaths resulting from firearms31 total

2014: 23032
2013: 208
2012: 226
2011: 188
2010: 232
2009: 226
2008: 231
2007: 231
2006: 242
2005: 220
2004: 241
2003: 28932 33
2002: 292
2001: 326
2000: 32433
1999: 347
1998: 312
1997: 428
1996: 516
1995: 470
1994: 516
1993: 513
1992: 608
1991: 618
1990: 595
1989: 549
1988: 674
1987: 694
1986: 677
1985: 682
1984: 675
1983: 644
1982: 689
1981: 618
1980: 687
1979: 685

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of all gun deaths31 per 100,000 population is

2014: 1.0234
2013: 0.93
2012: 1.03
2011: 0.86
2010: 1.08
2009: 1.06
2008: 1.10
2007: 1.11
2006: 1.18
2005: 1.09
2004: 1.21
2003: 1.46
2002: 1.49
2001: 1.69
2000: 1.70
1999: 1.84
1998: 1.68
1997: 2.32
1996: 2.84
1995: 2.61
1994: 2.90
1993: 2.91
1992: 3.49
1991: 3.59
1990: 3.51
1989: 3.29
1988: 4.11
1987: 4.30
1986: 4.26
1985: 4.35
1984: 4.35
1983: 4.20
1982: 4.54
1981: 4.14
1980: 4.70
1979: 3.29

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Australia, annual homicides by any means total

2014: 23535
2013: 227
2012: 28535 36
2011: 24335 37 36 38 39
2010: 25835 37 40 41 36 38
2009: 272
2008: 25135 37 40 41 36 38
2007: 216
2006: 256
2005: 199
2004: 164
2003: 27837 40 41 36 38
2002: 291
2001: 30040 41 36 38
1999/00: 34041 36 38
1998/99: 34141 38
1997/98: 312
1996/97: 319
1995/96: 358
1994/95: 342
1993/94: 34241
1992/93: 360
1991/92: 331
1990/91: 351
1989/90: 331

Rate of Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2014: 1.0442
2013: 1.02
2012: 1.2942 36
2011: 1.1242 36 38 39
2010: 1.2042 36 38
2009: 1.28
2008: 1.19
2007: 1.04
2006: 1.25
2005: 0.98
2004: 0.82
2003: 1.41
2002: 1.49
2001: 1.55
2000: 1.78
1999: 1.8142 38
1998: 1.68
1997: 1.73
1996: 1.97
1995: 1.90
1994: 1.9242
1993: 2.04
1992: 1.90
1991: 2.04
1990: 1.95

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Australia, annual firearm homicides31 total

2014: 3135
2013: 35
2012: 4235 36
2011: 3235 37 36
2010: 3935 37 40 36
2009: 3735 37 40 36 38
2008: 27
2007: 2635 37 40 36 38 43
2006: 4135 37 40 36 38
2005: 1935 37 40 36 38 44
2004: 1735 37 40 38
2003: 5437 40 45 33 38
2002: 4537 40 45 33 38
2001: 4740 45 33 38
2000: 5745 33 38
1999: 50
1998: 57
1997: 79
1996: 104
1995: 67
1994: 7645 33
1993: 64
1992: 96
1991: 84
1990: 79
1989: 80
1988: 123

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of firearm homicide31 per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.1442
2013: 0.16
2012: 0.19
2011: 0.15
2010: 0.18
2009: 0.1742 38
2008: 0.13
2007: 0.13
2006: 0.20
2005: 0.09
2004: 0.09
2003: 0.2742 45 38
2002: 0.23
2001: 0.24
2000: 0.3045 38
1999: 0.26
1998: 0.30
1997: 0.43
1996: 0.57
1995: 0.37
1994: 0.4345
1993: 0.36
1992: 0.55
1991: 0.49
1990: 0.46
1989: 0.48
1988: 0.74

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

ChartIn Australia, the percentage of homicides committed with a firearm is reported to be

2012: 17%36
2011: 17%36 39
2010: 17%36
2009: 13%36
2008: 12%
2007: 13%
2006: 15%
2005: 13%
2001: 14%
2000: 19.9%38
1999: 18.1%
1998: 18.9%
1997: 23.4%
1996: 31.7%
1995: 17.8%

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Australia, annual handgun homicides total

2014: 435
2013: 3
2012: 4
2011: 635 37
2010: 635 37 40
2009: 9
2008: 7
2007: 1
2006: 14
2005: 435
2004: 2
2003: 637 40
2002: 12
2001: 1340

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.0242
2013: 0.01
2012: 0.02
2011: 0.03
2010: 0.03
2009: 0.04
2008: 0.03
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.07
2005: 0.02
2004: 0.01
2003: 0.03
2002: 0.06
2001: 0.07

Long Gun Homicides

ChartIn Australia, annual long gun homicides total

2014: 1935
2013: 11
2012: 14
2011: 1735 37
2010: 2235 37 40
2009: 18
2008: 11
2007: 14
2006: 15
2005: 10
2004: 5
2003: 2437 40
2002: 20
2001: 1040

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.0842
2013: 0.05
2012: 0.06
2011: 0.08
2010: 0.10
2009: 0.08
2008: 0.05
2007: 0.07
2006: 0.07
2005: 0.05
2004: 0.03
2003: 0.12
2002: 0.10
2001: 0.05

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Australia, annual gun homicides (other) total

2014: 835
2013: 21
2012: 24
2011: 935 37
2010: 1135 37 40
2009: 1035 37 40
2008: 9
2007: 11
2006: 12
2005: 5
2004: 10
2003: 2437 40
2002: 13
2001: 2440

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of gun homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.0442
2013: 0.09
2012: 0.11
2011: 0.04
2010: 0.05
2009: 0.05
2008: 0.04
2007: 0.05
2006: 0.06
2005: 0.02
2004: 0.05
2003: 0.12
2002: 0.07
2001: 0.12

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Australia, annual suicides by any means total

2014: 2,86146
2013: 2,568
2012: 2,580
2011: 2,39246 47
2010: 2,47846 47 48
2009: 2,335
2008: 2,340
2007: 2,227
2006: 2,118
2005: 2,101
2004: 2,098
2003: 2,21347 48 45
2002: 2,320
2001: 2,45448 45
2000: 2,36345
1999: 2,492
1998: 2,683
1997: 2,720
1996: 2,393
1995: 2,368
1994: 2,258
1993: 2,081
1992: 2,294
1991: 2,360
1990: 2,161
1989: 2,096
1988: 2,197

Rate of Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2014: 12.7142
2013: 11.54
2012: 11.72
2011: 10.99
2010: 11.52
2009: 10.98
2008: 11.14
2007: 10.73
2006: 10.34
2005: 10.38
2004: 10.49
2003: 11.2042 45
2002: 11.88
2001: 12.72
2000: 12.3445
1999: 13.17
1998: 14.34
1997: 14.69
1996: 13.07
1995: 13.10
1994: 12.65
1993: 11.78
1992: 13.11
1991: 13.65
1990: 12.66
1989: 12.47
1988: 13.29

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Australia, annual firearm suicides total

2014: 17846
2013: 166
2012: 177
2011: 14446 47
2010: 17146 47 48
2009: 174
2008: 183
2007: 190
2006: 181
2005: 147
2004: 167
2003: 19347 48 45 33
2002: 217
2001: 26148 45 33
2000: 22245 33
1999: 269
1998: 235
1997: 329
1996: 382
1995: 388
1994: 420
1993: 431
1992: 488
1991: 505
1990: 486
1989: 450
1988: 521

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.7942
2013: 0.76
2012: 0.80
2011: 0.66
2010: 0.79
2009: 0.82
2008: 0.87
2007: 0.92
2006: 0.88
2005: 0.73
2004: 0.84
2003: 0.9842 45
2002: 1.11
2001: 1.35
2000: 1.1645
1999: 1.42
1998: 1.26
1997: 1.78
1996: 2.09
1995: 2.15
1994: 2.35
1993: 2.44
1992: 2.79
1991: 2.92
1990: 2.85
1989: 2.68
1988: 3.15

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Australia, annual handgun suicides total

2014: 1746
2013: 23
2012: 12
2011: 1746 47
2010: 1846 47 48
2009: 17
2008: 25
2007: 15
2006: 15
2005: 14
2004: 13
2003: 2547 48
2002: 24
2001: 3448

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.0842
2013: 0.10
2012: 0.05
2011: 0.08
2010: 0.08
2009: 0.08
2008: 0.12
2007: 0.07
2006: 0.07
2005: 0.07
2004: 0.07
2003: 0.13
2002: 0.12
2001: 0.18

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Australia, the number of long gun suicides is

2014: 12846
2013: 131
2012: 135
2011: 11646 47
2010: 14146 47 48
2009: 139
2008: 140
2007: 146
2006: 150
2005: 127
2004: 99
2003: 13347 48
2002: 165
2001: 17348

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.5742
2013: 0.59
2012: 0.61
2011: 0.53
2010: 0.66
2009: 0.65
2008: 0.67
2007: 0.70
2006: 0.73
2005: 0.63
2004: 0.50
2003: 0.67
2002: 0.84
2001: 0.90

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Australia, annual gun suicides (other) total

2014: 3346
2013: 12
2012: 30
2011: 1146 47
2010: 1246 47 48
2009: 18
2008: 18
2007: 29
2006: 16
2005: 6
2004: 55
2003: 3547 48
2002: 28
2001: 5448

Rate of Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.1542
2013: 0.05
2012: 0.14
2011: 0.05
2010: 0.06
2009: 0.08
2008: 0.09
2007: 0.14
2006: 0.08
2005: 0.03
2004: 0.28
2003: 0.18
2002: 0.14
2001: 0.28

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Australia, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2014: 349
2013: 3
2012: 3
2011: 749 50
2010: 1149 50 51
2009: 7
2008: 5
2007: 4
2006: 8
2005: 50
2004: 54
2003: 4050 51 45 33
2002: 30
2001: 18
2000: 4545 33
1999: 28
1998: 22
1997: 19
1996: 30
1995: 15
1994: 20
1993: 18
1992: 24
1991: 29
1990: 30
1989: 19
1988: 30

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.0142
2013: 0.01
2012: 0.01
2011: 0.03
2010: 0.05
2009: 0.03
2008: 0.02
2007: 0.02
2006: 0.04
2005: 0.25
2004: 0.27
2003: 0.2042 45
2002: 0.15
2001: 0.09
2000: 0.2345
1999: 0.15
1998: 0.12
1997: 0.10
1996: 0.16
1995: 0.08
1994: 0.11
1993: 0.10
1992: 0.14
1991: 0.17
1990: 0.18
1989: 0.11
1988: 0.18

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Australia, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2014: 049
2013: 1
2012: 0
2011: 049 50
2010: 149 50 51
2009: 0
2008: 1
2007: 0
2006: 1
2005: 049
2004: 2
2003: 350 51

Rate of Unintentional Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.0042
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.00
2004: 0.01
2003: 0.02

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Australia, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2014: 349
2013: 1
2012: 3
2011: 749 50
2010: 949 50 51
2009: 5
2008: 3
2007: 3
2006: 6
2005: 3
2004: 8
2003: 1150 51
2002: 10
2001: 651

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.0142
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.01
2011: 0.03
2010: 0.04
2009: 0.02
2008: 0.01
2007: 0.01
2006: 0.03
2005: 0.01
2004: 0.04
2003: 0.06
2002: 0.05
2001: 0.03

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Australia, annual unintentional shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2014: 049
2013: 1
2012: 0
2011: 049 50
2010: 149 50 51
2009: 2
2008: 1
2007: 1
2006: 1
2005: 47
2004: 44
2003: 2650 51
2002: 20
2001: 1251

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.0042
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.01
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.23
2004: 0.22
2003: 0.13
2002: 0.10
2001: 0.06

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Australia, annual shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2014: 1852
2013: 4
2012: 4
2011: 552 53
2010: 1152 53 54
2009: 8
2008: 16
2007: 11
2006: 12
2005: 452
2004: 3
2003: 245
2002: 0
1999: 255
1998: 845
1997: 3
1996: 5
1995: 3
1994: 6
1993: 6
1992: 7
1991: 5
1990: 15
1989: 13
1988: 17

Rate of Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of unknown-cause shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.0842
2013: 0.02
2012: 0.02
2011: 0.02
2010: 0.05
2009: 0.04
2008: 0.08
2007: 0.05
2006: 0.06
2005: 0.02
2004: 0.02
2003: 0.0145
2002: 0.00
1999: 0.0155
1998: 0.0445
1997: 0.02
1996: 0.03
1995: 0.02
1994: 0.03
1993: 0.03
1992: 0.04
1991: 0.03
1990: 0.09
1989: 0.08
1988: 0.10

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Australia, annual deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2014: 152
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 052 53
2010: 252 53 54
2009: 0
2008: 1
2007: 0
2006: 1
2005: 252
2004: 0

Rate of Handgun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of unknown-cause handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.0042
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.01
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.01
2004: 0.00

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Australia, annual deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2014: 752
2013: 1
2012: 0
2011: 452 53
2010: 252 53 54
2009: 1
2008: 4
2007: 3
2006: 2
2005: 252
2004: 2

Rate of Long Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of unknown-cause long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.0342
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.02
2010: 0.01
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.02
2007: 0.01
2006: 0.01
2005: 0.01
2004: 0.01

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Australia, annual deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2014: 1052
2013: 3
2012: 4
2011: 152 53
2010: 752 53 54
2009: 7
2008: 11
2007: 8
2006: 9
2005: 052
2004: 1

Rate of Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of unknown-cause gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.0442
2013: 0.01
2012: 0.02
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.03
2009: 0.03
2008: 0.05
2007: 0.04
2006: 0.04
2005: 0.00
2004: 0.01

Justifiable Gun Homicides

ChartIn Australia, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2014: 956
2013: 2
2012: 5
2011: 2
2010: 956 57
2009: 4
2008: 4
2007: 6
2006: 3
2005: 1
2004: 2
2002: 1057
2001: 4
2000: 558
1999: 459
1998: 760
1997: 761

ProductionGun Industry

Regulation of Firearm Makers

In Australia, the manufacture of small arms, ammunition and/or their components is permitted only if the maker holds a valid licence62 63

Small Arms Manufacture - World Ranking

In a classification of the world's small, medium and major firearm manufacturers, Australia was ranked 'small'64

Home-made Guns

In Australia, the prevalence of illicit craft, or 'home-made' firearm manufacture is reported to be low65 66 67

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Regulation of Firearm Exports

In Australia, firearm and ammunition exports are limited by transfer control law68 69 70 71

Firearm Exports (Number) - Manufacturers

The annual number of firearms exported from Australia is reported by manufacturers to be

2010/11: 4,54072

Small Arms Exports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition exports from Australia is reported by Customs to be US$11,077,63073 (2011)74 75

Small Arms Exports - World Ranking

In a comparison of the world's major/mid-level/minor/unknown small arms exporters, Australia was categorized as 'major'76 77 78

Regulation of Firearm Imports

In Australia, firearm and ammunition imports are limited by transfer control law68 79 70 71

Small Arms Imports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition imports to Australia is reported by Customs to be US$104,812,08073 (2011)80 81 82 83 84 85 86

Firearm Imports (Number) - Customs

ChartThe annual number of firearms imported to Australia is reported to be

2014/15: 104,32387 88
2013/14: 98,351
2012/13: 88,185
2011/12: 90,006
2010/11: 72,586
2009/10: 73,701
2008/09: 57,522
2007/08: 58,111
2006/07: 47,820
2005/06: 39,389
2004/05: 38,786
2003/04: 36,980
2002/03: 40,939
2001/02: 28,016
2000/01: 30,666
1999/00: 33,152
1998/99: 18,405
1997/98: 34,837
1996/97: 89,760
1995/96: 44,802
1974/79: 980,92389

Smuggling Guns and Ammunition

Reports suggest that the level of firearm and ammunition smuggling in Australia is low65 88 67 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98

Regulation of Arms Brokers

In Australia, the activities of arms brokers and transfer intermediaries are specifically regulated by law99

End User Certificates

Customs regulations in Australia include100 68 69 certification of the intended end user of any small arms or ammunition transfer, and/or a written declaration of its intended end use

Transparency of Small Arms Transfers

ChartIn its annual Small Arms Trade Transparency Barometer, the Small Arms Survey compares public reporting among major arms exporting nations on a scale from strong to weak (25 to zero). In recent years, Australia scored

2014: 11.25101
2013: 10.25102
2012: 10.00103
2011: 10.25104
2010: 10.25105
2009: 10.25106
2008: 11.25107
2007: 11.25108
2006: 10.00109
2005: 11.25110
2004: 11.25111

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Australia is categorised as restrictive112

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Australia includes the National Firearms Agreement (NFA) 1996, the National Firearms Trafficking Policy Agreement (NFTPA) 2002, the National Handgun Agreement (NHA) 2002,113 114 and the Firearms Acts and Regulations of each State and Territory115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Australia are regulated by the local State and Territory authorities132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139

Right to Possess Firearms

In Australia, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law140 141 142 143 144

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Australia, civilians are not allowed to possess automatic and semi-automatic firearms, self-loading and pump action shotguns, handguns with a calibre in excess of .38in with only narrow exemptions, semi-automatic handguns with a barrel length less than 120mm, and revolvers with a barrel length less than 100mm145 146 114 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Australia, private possession of fully automatic weapons is prohibited, with only narrow exceptions for permanently inoperable collector's, display, or museum guns145 146 147 148 149 150 155 156 153 154 39

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Australia, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons and their lookalikes is prohibited in all but exceptional circumstances146 147 148 149 150 151 152 157

Regulation of Handguns

In Australia, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is only permitted subject to stringent conditions146 158 114 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 39

Law Regulates Long Guns

In Australia, civilian possession of rifles and shotguns is regulated by law146 147 148 149 150 151 152 157 39

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Australia, only licensed gun owners167 168 169 170 135 171 172 173 174 39 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Genuine Reason Required for Firearm Possession

Applicants for a gun owner’s licence in Australia are required to establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example hunting, target shooting, collection, pest control, and narrow occupational uses.175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183
In law, personal protection is not a genuine reason184 185 186

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Australia is 18 years, or as young as 10 years while under the immediate supervision of an appropriately licensed adult167 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194

Gun Owner Background Checks

An applicant for a firearm licence in Australia must pass a background check which considers criminal, mental health, physical, addiction, domestic violence, residential and other195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 39 records

Reference Required for Firearm Licence

In Australia, third party character references for each gun licence applicant are required for some licence categories in some jurisdictions204 205 206 207

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Australia stipulates195 208 209 198 210 200 211 202 212 that a gun licence should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In Australia, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is required213 214 215 216 217 201 218 219 for a firearm licence

Gun Owner Licensing Period

In Australia, gun owners must re-apply and re-qualify for their firearm licence every one to five years depending on the licence category167 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227

Licensing Records

In Australia, authorities maintain a record228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 of individual civilians licensed to acquire, possess, sell or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Limit on Number of Guns

Licensed firearm owners in Australia are permitted to possess only the number and type of firearms specified on their licence or acquisition permit176 238 239 240 241 135 242 243 244 242 245

Limit on Quantity, Type of Ammunition

Licensed firearm owners in Australia are permitted to possess ammunition only for those firearms for which the purchaser is licensed, with a limit on the quantity of ammunition that may be purchased in a given period246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 245

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Australia, the law requires254 255 228 236 231 230 233 235 234 237 that a record of the acquisition, possession and transfer of each privately held firearm be retained in an official register

Gun Dealer Record Keeping

In Australia, licensed firearm dealers are required256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 237 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Manufacturer Record Keeping

In Australia, licensed gun makers are required264 237 to keep a record of each firearm produced, for inspection by a regulating authority

State-Owned Firearm Records

In Australia, State agencies are required265 266 to maintain records of the storage and movement of all firearms and ammunition under their control

Gun Sales and Transfers

Regulation of Private Gun Sales

In Australia, the private sale and transfer of firearms is prohibited unless conducted and registered by a licensed firearm dealer, or in remote locations by police246 267 268 269 270 271 272 273

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Australia, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is unlawful246 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281

Limit on Gun Dealer Sales

In Australia, the number and type of firearms which can be sold by a licensed gun dealer to a single gun owner is limited to one firearm per acquisition permit, in accordance with the particular firearm licence category238 239 282 241 283 242 284 244 242 245

Waiting Period for Gun Possession

In Australia, the minimum wait for a lawful firearm purchase to be completed is 28 days for a first sale or transfer, with exemptions in some states and territories for subsequent acquisition of the same type of firearm for which the owner already holds a licence238 285 282 286 287 288 201 289 290

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Australia, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events in some jurisdictions, are regulated291 292 293 294 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Australia include295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of private firearms and ammunition by licensed gun owners

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Dealer

Firearm regulations in Australia include304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by licensed arms dealers

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Government

Government regulations in Australia include266 265 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by state entities

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Australia include312 313 314 315 316 317 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Australia, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law63 318

Firearm Tracing

In Australia, state authorities carry out319 318 320 321 recognised arms tracing and tracking procedures

Ballistic Record of Firearms and Ammunition

In Australia, the ballistic characteristics of each civilian firearm and its ammunition are not322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 318 recorded in a register

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Australia, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is prohibited without genuine reason. In law, personal protection is not a genuine reason.184 185 339 340 341 342 343 186 39

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In Australia, carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is prohibited without genuine reason. In law, personal protection is not a genuine reason.184 185 339 340 341 342 343 186 39

Penalty for Illicit Firearm Possession

In Australia, the maximum penalty for unlawful possession of a firearm344 is 20 years in prison, depending on the jurisdiction and category of firearm345 169 170 346 347 172 173 174 348

Collection, Amnesty and Destruction Programmes

Authorities in Australia are known to have349 350 implemented voluntary firearm surrender schemes, and/or weapon seizure programmes in order to reduce the number of illicit firearms in circulation

Firearms Surrendered and Seized

ChartIn Australia, the number of firearms voluntarily surrendered, bought back or seized by authorities is reported to be

2012/14: 3,000351
2011/12: 3,485352 353 354 355
2010/11: 5,922353 354 355
2009/10: 5,798353 354
2008/11: 4,000356 354
2005/06: 5,1578 354
2003/04: 68,727357 358
1987/2015: 1,121,577359 349 350 360

Small Arms Destroyed

ChartIn Australia, the number of firearms destroyed following amnesty, collection and seizure programmes is reported to be

2011/12: 3,485352 353
2010/11: 3,857353
2009/10: 3,109353
1987/2015: 1,121,577359 349 350 360

Destruction and Disposal Policy

In Australia, it is not state policy361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 to destroy surplus, collected and seized firearms rather than return them to the secondary arms market

MeasuresInternational Controls

Regional Agreements

Pacific Islands Forum

As a member of the Pacific Islands Forum, Australia adopted the March, 2000 Nadi Framework agreement, which aims to harmonise small arms-related legislation across Oceania. In August 2003, the Nadi Framework’s draft model Weapons Control Bill was unanimously accepted for consideration by all 16 member states of the Pacific Islands Forum369 370

Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development

The Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development, a diplomatic initiative aimed at addressing the interrelations between armed violence and development, was signed in 2006371 by Australia.

United Nations Arms Trade Treaty

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty has been signed and ratified372 by Australia

United Nations Firearms Protocol

The United Nations Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition has been signed, but not yet ratified373 by Australia

United Nations Small Arms Programme of Action UNPoA

UNPoA Commitment

On 21 July 2001, Australia committed to a consensus decision of the United Nations to adopt, support and implement the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects374

UNPoA Implementation Monitor Score

In its UN small arms Programme of Action Implementation Monitor (PoAIM Phase 1), the Small Arms Survey scored Australia against its commitments to the PoA, then ranked it at No. 22375 376 377 378 among 159 Member States

UNPoA National Reporting

Under the terms of its 2001 commitment to the United Nations small arms Programme of Action, Australia has submitted one or more national reports379 380 on its implementation of the UNPoA

UNPoA National Point of Contact

In Australia, a National Point of Contact to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated381 380

UNPoA National Coordinating Body

In Australia, a National Coordinating Body to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated381 380

UNPoA Civil Society Involvement and Support

In National Reports of Australia submitted to the UN from 2001 to 2010, a history of substantive cooperation with civil society in support of UNPoA activities was apparent381 380 382

UNPoA International Assistance – Donor

Funds for UNPoA implementation have been donated383 384 385 386 387 388 389 by Australia to other UN Member States

United Nations Small Arms Register

According to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, Australia has declared390 its small arms exports in one or more annual National Reports on Arms Exports.

United Nations Membership

In the UN List of Member States, Australia has been a Member State of the United Nations since 1945391

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies lists392 Australia as a Participating State

BackgroundCountry Profile

Conflict Profile

For a profile of conflict in Australia, select the Link icon to open an external web page from the UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia at Uppsala University

Global Peace Index

To see where Australia ranks, select the Link icon to open an external web page at the Global Peace Index


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