Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Australia. 2012 ‘Record Keeping.’ 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 3.6, pp. 3-4. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations. 23 March
6.14. Does your country require that exporters and importers of SALW keep records of their activities? YES
6.14.1. What information must be recorded (check relevant boxes)?
a) Quantity of SALW traded: YES
b) Type or model of SALW traded: YES
c) Markings appearing on transferred SALW: [No response]
d) Transactions: YES
i) Identity of buyer/seller: YES
ii) Country SALW are to be delivered to or purchased from: YES
iii) Date of delivery: [No response]
e) Other: Requirements vary between states and territories - some jurisdictions require markings on transferred SALW and date of delivery to be recorded. One jurisdiction maintains an overview of movements but not specific records.
6.14.2. How long must records of transfers be kept? Varies according to state and territory, from 3 to 75 years, with some indicating that records are kept indefinitely.
[SALW = small arms and light weapons]