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National firearms amnesty 2017

03 July 2017

The Australian Government's national firearms amnesty commenced on 1 July. This amnesty is aimed at reducing the number of unregistered firearms in Australia. Anyone in possession of unregistered firearms or firearms-related articles is now able to legally dispose of them without penalty.

The amnesty will conclude on 30 September 2017.

Further details about the amnesty, including individual state and territory requirements and how and where firearms can be surrendered, is available at or by calling the amnesty hotline on 1800 909 826.

National Firearms Amnesty poster