Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Buchanan, Kelly. 2015 ‘Relevant Legislation.’ Firearms-Control Legislation and Policy: Australia. Washington DC: Law Library of Congress (USA). 30 July
The restrictions and licensing requirements relating to the purchase, possession, and use of firearms (including imitation firearms) in Australia are currently controlled by the following state and territory instruments:
New South Wales: Firearms Act 1996, Weapons Prohibition Act 1998, and associated regulations
Victoria: Firearms Act 1996, Control of Weapons Act 1990, and associated regulations
Queensland: Weapons Act 1990 and associated regulations
Western Australia: Firearms Act 1973 and associated regulations
South Australia: Firearms Act 1977 and associated regulations
Tasmania: Firearms Act 1996 and associated regulations
Northern Territory: Firearms Act and associated regulations
Australian Capital Territory: Firearms Act 1996, Prohibited Weapons Act 1996, and associated regulations
A full list of current legal instruments for each state and territory are provided in an appendix to this report.
At the federal level, the importation of firearms is subject to the restrictions in Regulation 4F and Schedule 6 of the Customs (Prohibited Goods) Regulations 1956 (Cth).