Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Australia. 2016 ‘Marking at Manufacture.’ National Report of Australia on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 2, pp. 1-2. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations. 27 April
3.2. Does your country require that SALW be marked at the time of manufacture? YES
3.2.1. What information is included in the marking (check relevant boxes)?
a) Name of the manufacturer: YES
b) Country of manufacture: [No response]
c) Serial number: YES
d) Year of manufacture: YES
e) Weapon type/model: YES
f) Caliber: YES
g) Other: Marking at manufacture is a state based prerogative, but all states, territories and the federal government work in unison through the Firearm and Weapons Policy Working Group (FWPWG) to coordinate uniform minimum standards on firearm management throughout Australia.
3.2.2. What part of the SALW is marked?
It is generally the receiver of the firearm that is marked. Australian Defence Force (ADF) weapons are marked in accordance with ADF requirements against the Weapons Specification.
3.2.3. Are there exceptions to the requirement to mark SALW at the time of manufacture? NO
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons; ADF = Australian Defence Force]