National Firearms Amnesty

National Firearms Amnesty

ACT Policing is taking part in a permanent National Firearms Amnesty, commencing 1 July 2021, to remove unwanted, unregistered, or illicit, firearms from the community.

People who have an unregistered firearm or firearm-related item will be able to surrender it to police without penalty, for registration, sale or destruction.

Visit the Crime Stoppers website for more information about the National Firearms Amnesty.


In the ACT, you can surrender your firearm or firearm-related item at the preferred location:

The ACT Firearms Registry

86 Vicars Street, Mitchell

Monday to Friday, between 8am-1pm and 2pm-3pm

Please call ahead on 5126 9076 and drive directly there.


For anyone unable to bring a firearm in to police themselves, please contact the ACT Firearms Registry on 5126 9076 to organise collection.

You can hand a firearm into your local police station. Before you attend a station please call the ACT Firearms Registry or Police Assistance on 131 444 to advise you will be attending and surrendering a firearm.

Keep the firearm in its case or wrap it in a blanket, and transport securely in the boot of the vehicle. If transporting ammunition, it must be kept in a locked container separate from the firearms.

If you live in an Australian External Territory including Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Norfolk Island or in Jervis Bay, please contact your local police station for more information about how to surrender your items.

If you have any questions, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or call the ACT Firearms Registry.

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