Firearms Act 1973

Firearms Regulations 1974

 

Firearms Regulations 1974

Contents

1.Citation1

2.Terms used1

2A.Prescribed paintball guns and paintball pellets (Act s. 4, 8(1), 11A(2) and 19AA(2))2

2B.Prescribed amount of money (Act s. 19(1ab))2

3.Forms (Sch. 1)2

3A.Applying for licence or permit3

3BA.Alternative application procedure for certain licences3

3B.Licences and permits, issue and renewal of5

4.Licences and permits, notices of renewal for6

4A.Ammunition excluded from ammunition collector’s licence6

6.Licences and permits — restrictions, limitations and conditions7

6A.Categories of firearms (Sch. 3)7

6B.Kinds of firearms for penalties (Act s. 19(1))8

6C.Terms used8

6D.Information about close associates of applicant for issue or renewal of dealer’s licence9

6E.Dealer’s licences — restrictions on issue10

6F.Condition on dealer’s licence — persons not to be involved in firearms dealing business10

6G.Condition on dealer’s licence — information about close associates to be provided12

7.Licences and permits, applications for12

7A.Extract of licence13

7B.Identity check15

8.Licences and permits, issue of duplicates15

9.Notification of certain events by licence and permit holders16

10.Guided hunting tours16

11.Safe custody (Act s. 33(3))16

11A.Storage security requirements (Sch. 4)17

11C.Declaration as to storage facilities19

12.Disposal19

13.Revocation of licence19

15.Shooting galleries19

16.Reloaded ammunition21

17.Records of ammunition sales (Act s. 30(3))21

18.Records of firearms dealings (Act s. 31(2))22

19.Manufacturer’s licence holders23

19A.Records for ammunition collector’s licence24

20.Limits on premises identified in certain licences24

21.Register (Act s. 31(1))25

22.Search warrants (Act s. 26)26

22A.Entry without warrant (Act s. 24(2a) and 24(7)(b))26

23.Offences28

24.Safety standards and tests (Act s. 18(5))29

25A.Firearm serviceability certificates31

25.Members of Police Force permitted to perform certain Commissioner’s functions32

26.Prohibited firearms and ammunition34

26B.Certain licences, permits and approvals not to be issued, granted or given36

27.Infringement notices (Act s. 19A)37

Schedule 1 — Forms

1.Application for licence39

2A.Application for licence under r.  3BA51

2.Firearm awareness certificate60

3.Firearm serviceability certificate62

6.Application for permit (Act s. 17 or 17A)64

7.Request to police to take custody of firearm or ammunition (Act s. 33(3))69

8.Application for issue or replacement of extract of licence (r. 7A and 8)72

9.Firearm licence74

10.Firearm collector’s licence75

11.Corporate licence76

12.Dealer’s licence77

13.Repairer’s licence78

14.Manufacturer’s licence79

15.Shooting gallery licence80

16.Ammunition collector’s licence81

17.Permit (Act s. 17)82

18.Interstate group permit (Act s. 17A)84

19.Ammunition sales book (r. 17)86

20.Monthly return by dealer or repairer (stock received) (r. 18)87

21.Monthly return by dealer or repairer (stock outgoing) (r. 18)89

22.Storage statement (r. 11C)91

23.Infringement notice (Act s. 19A)93

24.Infringement notice withdrawal (Act s. 19A)94

25.Application for search warrant (Act s. 26(1))95

26.Application for search warrant (Act s. 26(2))96

27.Search warrant (Act s. 26(1))97

28.Search warrant (Act s. 26(2))98

Schedule 1A — Fees

Schedule 2 — Descriptions of firearms for regulation 25

Schedule 3 — Categories of firearms

Division 1 — Category A

1.Category A firearms103

Division 2 — Category B

2.Category B firearms104

3.Genuine need test for category B104

Division 3 — Category C

4.Category C firearms105

5.Genuine need test for category C105

6.Restrictions for category C105

Division 4 — Category D

7.Category D firearms107

8.Genuine need test for category D107

Division 5 — Category E

9.Category E firearms108

Division 6 — Category H

10.Category H firearms108

11.Genuine need test for category H109

12.Restrictions for category H109

Schedule 4 — Specifications for storage cabinets or containers

1.Construction114

2.Doors114

3.Hinging mechanisms115

4.Locks and locking points115

5.Anchoring116

Notes

Compilation table117

Other notes123

Defined terms

 

Firearms Act 1973

Firearms Regulations 1974

1.Citation

These regulations may be cited as the Firearms Regulations 1974, and shall come into operation on the day on which the Firearms Act 1973 comes into operation.

2.Terms used

(1)In these regulations, unless the contrary intention appears — 

Act means the Firearms Act 1973;

calibre has a meaning affected by subregulation (2);

category means a category referred to in regulation 6A;

current firearm serviceability certificate means a firearm serviceability certificate provided under regulation 25A(2) that is current;

fee means the applicable fee in Schedule 1A;

firearms safety test means a written test, approved by the Commissioner, about the Firearms Act 1973 and firearm safety;

Form, if followed by a number, means the form of that number in Schedule 1, completed in accordance with these regulations.

(2)A reference in these regulations to a specific calibre is a reference to the calibre in inches, unless the contrary intention appears.

[Regulation 2 inserted: Gazette 6 Dec 1996 p. 6795; amended: Gazette 16 Nov 2007 p. 5725‑6; 6 Nov 2009 p. 4417‑18; 31 Aug 2010 p. 4184.]

2A.Prescribed paintball guns and paintball pellets (Act s. 4, 8(1), 11A(2) and 19AA(2))

(1)For the purposes of the definition of paintball in section 4 of the Act, and sections 8(1)(ma), 11A(2)(da) and 19AA(2) of the Act, a prescribed paintball gun is a paintball gun —

(a)with a calibre of 0.68; and

(b)that fires a paintball at a velocity of not more than 91.44 metres per second; and

(c)that is a single shot pump action or semi‑automatic,

except one that has the appearance of a handgun or any firearm listed in the Table to regulation 26.

(2)For the purposes of the definition of paintball in section 4 of the Act, and section 8(1)(ma) and (mb) of the Act, prescribed paintball pellets are gelatine capsules with a diameter of 17.27 mm filled with a water‑soluble marking dye of any colour except red or brown.

[Regulation 2A inserted: Gazette 24 Dec 2004 p. 6267‑8.]

2B.Prescribed amount of money (Act s. 19(1ab))

For the purposes of section 19(1ab)(a)(ii) of the Act the prescribed amount of money is $3 000.

[Regulation 2B inserted: Gazette 24 Dec 2004 p. 6268.]

3.Forms (Sch. 1)

The forms prescribed for the purposes of the Firearms Act 1973 and these regulations are set out in Schedule 1.

[Regulation 3 amended: Gazette 6 Dec 1996 p. 6795; 16 Nov 2007 p. 5726.]

3A.Applying for licence or permit

(1)To apply for a licence or the renewal of a licence under the Act, a person must —

(a)submit an application in the applicable form in Schedule 1 in accordance with regulation 7; and

(b)pay the fee for that licence or renewal; and

(c)if under regulation 7A(1b) or (1c) the person is to be taken to have applied for the issue of an extract of licence, pay the fee for the issue of that extract of licence.

(2A)The Commissioner may refund part or all of a fee paid under subregulation (1)(b) if the application is unsuccessful.

(2)To apply for a permit or the renewal of a permit under section 17 of the Act, a person must —

(a)submit an application in the form of Form 6 in accordance with regulation 7; and

(b)if the permit is granted, pay the fee.

(3)The Commissioner may waive the fee payable under subregulation (2) if satisfied it is in the public interest to do so.

(4)To apply for a permit under section 17A of the Act, the applicant must submit an application in the form of Form 6 in accordance with regulation 7.

(5)To apply for a permit under the Act, other than under section 17 or 17A of the Act, a person must submit a written application in accordance with regulation 7.

[Regulation 3A inserted: Gazette 16 Nov 2007 p. 5726‑7; amended: Gazette 6 Nov 2009 p. 4418.]

3BA.Alternative application procedure for certain licences

(1)In this regulation —

application means an application made under this regulation.

(2)Subject to subregulations (3), (4) and (5), a person may apply under this regulation (instead of under regulation 3A) for a licence if —

(a)the licence sought is a firearm licence, a firearm collector’s licence or an ammunition collector’s licence; and

(b)the person previously held a licence (the previous licence) of that kind; and

(c)the previous licence last expired under section 9A of the Act during the period beginning on 31 May 2008 and ending on 16 May 2011; and

(d)the person failed to renew the previous licence after it last expired; and

(e)the Commissioner did not, during the period referred to in paragraph (c), serve the person with a notice under section 19A(2) of the Act in respect of that failure to renew; and

(f)the previous licence has been expired for more than 12 months.

(3)An application for a firearm licence or firearm collector’s licence cannot be made in respect of a firearm that, on the day on which the previous licence last expired, was not named and identified in the previous licence.

(4)An application for an ammunition collector’s licence cannot be made in respect of a quantity of ammunition exceeding the quantity (if any) that, on the day on which the previous licence last expired, was specified in the previous licence.

(5)An application cannot be made after 90 days after the day on which the Firearms Amendment Regulations (No. 3) 2011 regulation 4 comes into operation.

(6)Regulation 7(1) and (3) do not apply to an application.

(7)An application must be sent by post, or delivered, to the Western Australia Police Licensing Enforcement Division, 297 Hay Street, East Perth, Western Australia 6004.

(8)An application must —

(a)be in the form of Form 2A; and

(b)be accompanied by —

(i)the fee in Schedule 1A item 1(a), 2(a) or 8(a) (as the case requires); and

(ii)if under regulation 7A(1b) the applicant is also to be taken to have applied for the issue of an extract of licence — the fee in Schedule 1A item 10.

(9)The Commissioner may refund all or part of a fee paid under subregulation (8) if an application is unsuccessful.

(10)To avoid doubt, regulation 3A does not apply to an application.

[Regulation 3BA inserted: Gazette 5 Jul 2011 p. 2826‑7.]

3B.Licences and permits, issue and renewal of

(1)The prescribed form of a licence or permit issued under the Act is the applicable form in Schedule 1.

(2)If —

(a)a person holds a firearm licence, a firearm collector’s licence or a corporate licence; and

(b)applies for the same licence but for an additional firearm; and

(c)a licence is issued for the additional firearm,

the licence for the additional firearm forms part of the original licence and expires on the same date as the original licence.

(3)A licence is not renewable as of right.

(4)The Commissioner may treat an application for the renewal of a licence as an application for the grant of a licence and, in particular, may require the applicant to produce a current firearm serviceability certificate for the firearm.

(5)The fee prescribed for the renewal of a licence is subject to apportionment under section 18(4) of the Act as if it were payable for the issue of the licence.

[Regulation 3B inserted: Gazette 16 Nov 2007 p. 5727; amended: Gazette 6 Nov 2009 p. 4418.]

4.Licences and permits, notices of renewal for

(1)The Commissioner may, within 28 days of the expiry of a licence or a permit under section 17 of the Act, send a notice to the holder of the licence or permit inviting him or her to renew it by paying the fee for that renewal at a place approved by the Commissioner.

(2)If the holder pays the fee in accordance with the notice —

(a)the holder is to be taken to have applied for the renewal under regulation 3A; and

(b)the licence or permit is taken to have been renewed.

[Regulation 4 inserted: Gazette 16 Nov 2007 p. 5728; amended: Gazette 23 Apr 2010 p. 1524.]

4A.Ammunition excluded from ammunition collector’s licence

An ammunition collector’s licence does not apply to ammunition specified in the Table to regulation 26.

[Regulation 4A inserted: Gazette 6 Dec 1996 p. 6797.]

[5.Deleted: Gazette 16 Nov 2007 p. 5728.]

6.Licences and permits — restrictions, limitations and conditions

[(1)deleted]

(2)Where a notation of the kind set out in column one of the Table hereunder is endorsed on a licence or permit, that licence or permit is subject to the restriction, limitation or condition specified in relation thereto in the second column of that Table.

Notation

Restriction, limitation or condition

CP

Club purposes only.

AU

Approved club activities only.

RR

Rifle range use only.

HR

Handgun range use only.

AP

For use as approved only.

SK

Held in safe keeping.

(3)Where the term “approved” is used in relation to any notation or to any activity, use or other thing it shall be taken as a reference to the approval of the Commissioner expressed in writing and communicated to the applicant, or, where the terms of the approval are varied subsequent to the issue or grant of the licence, permit or approval, to those terms as so varied in writing.

(4)Where a restriction, limitation or condition is imposed on the grant or renewal of a licence, permit or approval and no notation is endorsed the provisions of the restriction, limitation or condition shall be specified either on that licence, permit or approval or in a separate document specified on that licence, permit or approval.

[Regulation 6 amended: Gazette 6 Dec 1996 p. 6797.]

6A.Categories of firearms (Sch. 3)

(1)For the purposes of these regulations a firearm is of the category indicated in Schedule 3.

(2)If Schedule 3 specifies a genuine need test for a particular category of firearms — 

(a)an approval or permit cannot be granted and a licence cannot be issued to a person unless the Commissioner is satisfied that the person has a genuine need to acquire or possess a firearm of that category; and

(b)a person cannot be considered to have a genuine need to acquire or possess a firearm of that category unless the test specified in Schedule 3 is satisfied.

(3)The genuine need test specified in Schedule 3 for a firearm of category D prevents an approval or permit from being granted, or a licence from being issued, for the purposes of a firearm of that category forming part of a genuine firearm collection but a genuine need test specified for any other category of firearm does not prevent the Commissioner from being satisfied that a person has a genuine need to acquire or possess a firearm of that other category for the purposes of the firearm forming part of a genuine firearm collection.

(4)If, for a particular category of firearms, Schedule 3 specifies any restriction on the grant of an approval or permit or the issue of a licence, an approval or permit cannot be granted and a licence cannot be issued except in accordance with that restriction.

[Regulation 6A inserted: Gazette 6 Dec 1996 p. 6797‑8; amended: Gazette 12 Aug 2003 p. 3665.]

6B.Kinds of firearms for penalties (Act s. 19(1))

Each category of firearms is a separate kind of firearms for the purposes of the penalty provisions of section 19(1) of the Act.

[Regulation 6B inserted: Gazette 6 Dec 1996 p. 6798.]

6C.Terms used

(1)In this regulation —

relevant financial interest, in relation to a business, means —

(a)any interest in the capital or assets of the business; or

(b)any entitlement to receive any income derived from the business, whether the entitlement arises at law or in equity or otherwise;

relevant position, in relation to a business, means a position whose holder participates in the management of the business (whether in the capacity of a director, manager or secretary or otherwise);

relevant power means any power, whether exercisable by voting or otherwise and whether exercisable alone or in association with others —

(a)to participate in any managerial or executive decision; or

(b)to elect or appoint any person to any relevant position.

(2)For the purposes of regulations 6D, 6E and 6G, a person is a close associate of the holder of a dealer’s licence if the person —

(a)holds any relevant financial interest, or is entitled to exercise any relevant power (whether in his or her own right or on behalf of any other person), in the business of the holder, and by virtue of that interest or power is able to exercise a significant influence over or with respect to the conduct of that business; or

(b)holds any relevant position, whether in his or her own right or on behalf of any other person, in the business of the holder.

[Regulation 6C inserted: Gazette 12 Aug 2003 p. 3666.]

6D.Information about close associates of applicant for issue or renewal of dealer’s licence

In an application for the issue or renewal of a dealer’s licence, the applicant must give the name and address of each person who will be (if the licence is issued or renewed) a close associate of the applicant and particulars of the nature of each such person’s association with the applicant.

[Regulation 6D inserted: Gazette 12 Aug 2003 p. 3666.]

6E.Dealer’s licences — restrictions on issue

The Commissioner must not issue or renew a dealer’s licence if the Commissioner —

(a)is not satisfied that the applicant is to be the person primarily responsible for the management of the business to be carried on under the authority of the licence; or

(b)is of the opinion that a person who will be (if the licence is issued or renewed) a close associate of the applicant is not a fit and proper person to be a close associate of the holder of a dealer’s licence.

[Regulation 6E inserted: Gazette 12 Aug 2003 p. 3667.]

6F.Condition on dealer’s licence — persons not to be involved in firearms dealing business

(1)In this regulation —

prescribed person, in relation to the business authorised by a dealer’s licence, means a person who —

(a)has, within the period of 10 years before being employed in that business, been —

(i)convicted in this State of an offence under
Part II Chapter IX or Part V (other than Chapters XXXIV and XXXV) of The Criminal Code; or

(ii)convicted elsewhere of a substantially similar offence;

or

(b)has, within the period of 10 years before being employed in that business, had his or her dealer’s licence revoked by the Commissioner for any reason; or

(c)has, within the period of 10 years before being employed in that business, had his or her application for a licence, permit or approval refused by the Commissioner, or had a licence, permit or approval issued or granted to him or her revoked, because —

(i)the Commissioner was not satisfied that the person was a fit and proper person to hold the approval, permit, or licence; or

(ii)the Commissioner considered that the issue of the licence or grant of the permit or approval to the person would be contrary to the public interest;

or

(d)is subject to a violence restraining order as defined in section 11(4) of the Act; or

(e)is subject to a conditional release order, a community based order, an intensive supervision order, suspended imprisonment or an early release order under the Sentencing Act 1995, or a similar order or bond made or entered into elsewhere; or

(f)is subject to a disqualification order made under section 27A of the Act.

(2)A dealer’s licence may be made subject to the condition that the holder of the licence must not —

(a)employ a prescribed person in the business that is authorised by the licence; or

(b)permit a prescribed person to act as an agent for, or participate in the management of, that business.

(3)It is a defence for the holder of a dealer’s licence prosecuted for an offence under section 21(2) of the Act of failing to comply with the condition referred to in subregulation (2), if the holder proves that he or she did not know, and could not reasonably be expected to have known, that the person employed or permitted to act as an agent for, or to participate in the management of, the holder’s business was in fact a prescribed person.

[Regulation 6F inserted: Gazette 12 Aug 2003 p. 3667‑8; amended: Gazette 23 Apr 2010 p. 1524.]

6G.Condition on dealer’s licence — information about close associates to be provided

(1)A dealer’s licence may be made subject to the condition that whenever a person ceases to be or becomes a close associate of the holder, the holder must notify the Commissioner in accordance with subregulation (2) of —

(a)the name and address of each person who is a close associate of the holder; and

(b)the particulars of the nature of each such person’s association with the holder.

(2)The notice under subregulation (1) must be given in writing to the Commissioner within 7 days after a person ceases to be or becomes a close associate of the holder.

(3)A person must not, in any notice under subregulation (1), make a statement or provide information knowing it to be incorrect or misleading.

[Regulation 6G inserted: Gazette 12 Aug 2003 p. 3668.]

7.Licences and permits, applications for

(1)An application for a licence is to be lodged by the applicant in person at —

(a)an Australia Post Office in Western Australia; or

(b)the General Post Office in the capital city of any other State or a Territory; or

(c)a place approved by the Commissioner.

(2)Application for a temporary permit may be made to the officer in charge of any police station where the circumstances so require, but should normally be made to the officer in charge of the police station nearest to the place where the applicant resides.

(3)An application for a licence is to be accompanied by —

(a)a current firearm serviceability certificate for the firearm in respect of which the application is made; and

(b)evidence, in a manner approved by the Commissioner, of the applicant’s identity; and

(c)evidence in the form of Form 2 that the applicant has passed a firearms safety test conducted by the holder of a dealer’s licence or an officer of an approved shooting club or other approved organisation.

(4)After receiving an application the Commissioner may, in writing, direct the applicant to arrange for the firearm to which the application relates to be produced for inspection at a police station specified in the direction.

(5)Where the application is for an addition to a licence subregulation (3)(c) does not apply.

[(6), (7)deleted]

(8)If the age of a person applying for a licence or permit appears to be under 18 years, the person to whom the application is made may require proof of the applicant’s age.

(9)A person wilfully misrepresenting any material particulars in relation to any application for a licence or permit shall be guilty of a breach of these regulations.

[Regulation 7 amended: Gazette 6 Dec 1996 p. 6798‑9; 30 Jun 1999 p. 2862; 30 Jun 2000 p. 3428; 31 Jul 2001 p. 3918; 20 Jun 2003 p. 2244; 1 Jul 2005 p. 3002; 29 Jun 2007 p. 3197; 16 Nov 2007 p. 5728; 6 Nov 2009 p. 4418‑19.]

7A.Extract of licence

(1a)To apply for the issue of an extract of licence a person must —

(a)submit an application in the form of Form 8 in accordance with regulation 7; and

(b)pay the fee.

(1b)A person who has applied for the grant of a firearm licence is also to be taken to have applied for the issue of an extract of licence.

(1c)A person who has applied for the renewal of a firearm licence is also to be taken to have applied for the issue of a fresh extract of licence if on the day the licence is due to expire an extract of licence has not been issued for 5 years or more.

(1)An extract of licence is required to include on it a photograph of the face of the holder.

(2)A person to whom application is made for the grant, issue, or renewal of a licence, permit, approval, or authorisation may require the applicant to attend at a place specified, or of a class specified, when making the requirement for the purpose of enabling the photograph required by subregulation (1) to be taken.

(3)The Commissioner may, by notice in writing given to a person described in section 22A(1)(a), (b), or (c) of the Act, require the person, to attend — 

(a)at a place specified, or a place of a class specified, in the notice; and

(b)within a time specified in the notice,

for the purpose of enabling the photograph required by subregulation (1) to be taken.

(4)If a person satisfies the Commissioner that attendance in accordance with a requirement under subregulation (2) or (3) would present unreasonable difficulty, the Commissioner may require the person to instead provide such photographs, together with such evidence of their authenticity, as the Commissioner specifies.

(5)A requirement may be made under this regulation even though the person whose photograph is required is already the holder of an extract of licence if the Commissioner thinks that another photograph should be obtained.

[Regulation 7A inserted: Gazette 6 Dec 1996 p. 6799; amended: Gazette 16 Nov 2007 p. 5729.]

7B.Identity check

A person to whom application is made for the grant, issue, or renewal of a permit, approval, or authorisation may require the applicant to provide evidence of identity in a manner approved by the Commissioner.

[Regulation 7B inserted: Gazette 6 Dec 1996 p. 6799; amended: Gazette 6 Nov 2009 p. 4419.]

8.Licences and permits, issue of duplicates

(1)The Commissioner may, on payment by the applicant of the fee, issue a duplicate licence or permit to replace a licence or permit lost, stolen or destroyed or issue a replacement extract of licence to replace an extract of licence lost, stolen or destroyed.

(2)No particular form is required for applying for the issue of a duplicate licence.

(2a)To apply for the issue of a replacement extract of licence, a person must submit an application in the form of Form 8 in accordance with regulation 7.

(3)No particular form is required for applying for the issue of a duplicate permit, and the fee to be paid is the fee that would have been payable in respect of the issue of a permit for the unexpired period to which the original permit related.

[Regulation 8 inserted: Gazette 6 Dec 1996 p. 6800; amended: Gazette 12 Jun 1998 p. 3199; 30 Jun 1999 p. 2862; 30 Jun 2000 p. 3428; 31 Jul 2001 p. 3913; 31 Aug 2001 p. 4883; 28 Jun 2002 p. 3098; 20 Jun 2003 p. 2244; 1 Jul 2005 p. 3003; 27 Jun 2006 p. 2301; 29 Jun 2007 p. 3197‑8; 16 Nov 2007 p. 5729.]

9.Notification of certain events by licence and permit holders

(1)A holder of a licence, permit or approval must give the Commissioner written notice of any of the following events —

(a)a change of the holder’s name;

(b)a change in the holder’s place of residence;

(c)a change in the storage arrangements for a firearm to which the licence, permit or approval relates.

(2)The notice referred to in subregulation (1) must be given no later than 21 days after the event occurs.

[Regulation 9 inserted: Gazette 6 Nov 2009 p. 4420.]

10.Guided hunting tours

(1)Where a person applies for a temporary permit for the purposes of a guided hunting tour and the person dealing with the application is not satisfied as to the experience, competence and safety of the applicant in relation to firearms of the kind to which the application relates he shall endorse the permit with a notation that use of those firearms is only permitted under the direct supervision of a person named.

(2)The person named under subregulation (1) as being responsible for supervising the use of the firearms may be required, as a condition of the grant of the permit, to acknowledge that he is prepared so to exercise supervision as to ensure that all reasonable and proper care is taken to prevent danger in the use of the firearm.

[Regulation 10 amended: Gazette 6 Dec 1996 p. 6800.]

11.Safe custody (Act s. 33(3))

(1)To request the Commissioner under section 33(3) of the Act to accept a firearm or ammunition for safe custody, a person must submit a request in the form of Form 7 in accordance with regulation 7 and pay the fee.

(1a)It is a condition of the custody that, if custody is to continue for longer than 1 year, the owner is required, before the end of each year of custody — 

(a)to request the Commissioner in writing to continue the custody for another year; and

(b)to pay in advance the fee for custody for another year.

(2)Where the Commissioner accepts into safe custody any firearm or ammunition from any person the Commissioner shall — 

(a)cause an identifying tag or tie label to be placed on, or attached to the firearm or ammunition bearing the name and address of the owner and the depositor of the firearm or ammunition, the date of deposit, the type of firearm or ammunition, the maker’s name, the serial number of the firearm and the calibre;

(b)cause that firearm or ammunition to be kept secure under lock and key and regularly maintained.

(3)No responsibility shall attach to the Commissioner, and no claim shall be accepted, for any loss or damage in relation to any firearm or ammunition held by the Commissioner under this regulation.

[Regulation 11 amended: Gazette 21 Oct 1983 p. 4267; 26 Oct 1984 p. 3455; 26 Sep 1986 p. 3687; 19 Aug 1988 p. 2914; 8 Sep 1989 p. 3174; 7 Sep 1990 p. 4699; 20 Sep 1991 p. 4942; 16 Sep 1994 p. 4795; 22 Aug 1995 p. 3829; 6 Dec 1996 p. 6800‑1; 12 Jun 1998 p. 3199; 30 Jun 1999 p. 2862; 30 Jun 2000 p. 3428; 31 Aug 2001 p. 4883; 28 Jun 2002 p. 3098; 29 Jun 2004 p. 2541; 1 Jul 2005 p. 3003; 27 Jun 2006 p. 2301; 29 Jun 2007 p. 3198; 16 Nov 2007 p. 5730.]

11A.Storage security requirements (Sch. 4)

(1)A person entitled to possess firearms or ammunition of any kind is to ensure that the firearms or ammunition are stored in accordance with this regulation.

(2)Firearms and ammunition are to be stored in a locked cabinet or container that at least meets the specifications described in Schedule 4 or in such other way as is approved.

(3A)Subregulation (2) does not apply to propellant unless it is incorporated in a cartridge.

(3)A cabinet or container that can be unlocked with a key is to be regarded as unlocked if the key is left in the lock or is otherwise accessible where the cabinet or container is located.

[(4)‑(6)deleted]

(7)A magazine is not to contain any ammunition when it is stored.

(7A)Subregulation (7) does not apply to a person who —

(a)is a member of the Police Force or armed forces of the Crown; and

(b)is exempted, or belongs to a class of persons exempted, by the Commissioner from the requirement in subregulation (7).

(8)Ammunition is not to be stored in a cabinet or container in which a firearm is stored unless the ammunition is in another locked metal container in which no firearm is stored and which is securely affixed so as to prevent its removal from the cabinet or container.

[(9)deleted]

(10)The requirements of this regulation are in addition to, not instead of, any requirements under the Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004.

[Regulation 11A inserted: Gazette 6 Dec 1996 p. 6801; amended: Gazette 24 Sep 1997 p. 5367; 4 Feb 2011 p. 397; 21 Jul 2015 p. 2939; SL 2020/140 r. 4.]

[11B.Omitted under the Reprints Act 1984 s. 7(4)(g).]

11C.Declaration as to storage facilities

A statement that a person is to give the Commissioner if it is requested under section 11(7)(b) or 20(1)(ad)(ii) of the Act is to be a statutory declaration in the form of Form 22.

[Regulation 11C inserted: Gazette 6 Dec 1996 p. 6802; amended: Gazette 16 Nov 2007 p. 5730.]

12.Disposal

Where the Commissioner disposes of a firearm or ammunition in his possession by virtue of his authority under section 33 of the Firearms Act 1973, he may — 

(a)where the firearm or ammunition is suitable, enter and retain it in the Police Department Armoury and Ballistics Library; or

(b)sell the firearm or ammunition; or

(c)destroy the firearm or ammunition by smelting or other approved method under police supervision.

[Regulation 12 amended: Gazette 6 Dec 1996 p. 6802; SL 2020/248 r. 4.]

13.Revocation of licence

A licence that has been revoked shall be delivered to the officer in charge of the police station nearest to the usual place of residence of the person in whose name the licence was issued, within 7 days of receipt of the notice of revocation issued by the Commissioner.

[14.Deleted: Gazette 30 Dec 2004 p. 6974.]

15.Shooting galleries

(1)The proprietor and any other person having the management or control of a shooting gallery shall — 

(a)cause the several parts of the shooting gallery to be properly put together and securely fixed to the satisfaction of the Commissioner;

(b)cause every part of the shooting gallery within, along, or towards which it may be intended that any firearm shall be discharged, to be constructed of iron of such strength and thickness as is sufficient to resist any missile or projectile that may be discharged from that firearm and to be maintained at all times in good repair and condition to the satisfaction of the Commissioner;

(c)cause the shooting gallery to be so constructed that no missile or projectile that may be discharged from the firearms used therein can escape from the shooting gallery, if a firearm at the moment of discharge is pointed towards any target or mark that may be within the shooting gallery;

(d)cause the shooting gallery at all times when open for public use to be under the management and control of a sufficient number of competent persons;

(e)cause the letting to hire and use by any person of any firearm in the shooting gallery to be under the management and control of a competent person directly responsible therefor;

(f)take all reasonable and proper care so as to prevent danger from the use of firearms in the shooting gallery;

(g)not at any time cause or suffer to be used in a firearm any greater charge than is consistent with safety, and shall cause every firearm, whether loaded or unloaded to be pointed towards the target in the shooting gallery, and shall not suffer any loaded firearm to be taken out of the shooting gallery.

(2)No person hiring or using any firearm in a shooting gallery shall, while the firearm is loaded or being loaded, allow the firearm to be pointed otherwise than towards the target in the shooting gallery and no person shall take any loaded firearm out of the shooting gallery.

(3)No person shall wilfully, improperly, carelessly, or negligently interfere with any person or any firearm let to any person in a shooting gallery or with any shield, fastening, or fitting which secures or contributes to the safe use of firearms therein.

(4)A firearm can be used at a shooting gallery only if it is of not more than .22 calibre and it is — 

(a)an air rifle; or

(b)a rim fire firearm chambered for ammunition that is no more highly powered than standard long rifle ammunition.

[Regulation 15 amended: Gazette 6 Dec 1996 p. 6803.]

16.Reloaded ammunition

(1)A person licensed as a dealer or manufacturer shall, before selling or disposing of any item of reloaded ammunition, durably imprint in a prominent place on the cartridge package the words, “Reloaded Ammunition”.

(2)For the purpose of this regulation reloaded ammunition means ammunition utilising a cartridge case that has been used previously.

17.Records of ammunition sales (Act s. 30(3))

(1)For the purposes of section 30(3) of the Firearms Act 1973, the entry required shall be made in a permanent and legible manner in the record kept for the purpose.

(2)The record kept for the purposes of this regulation shall be maintained in Form 19 in an Ammunition Sales Book kept for the purpose, or in such other manner as the Commissioner may approve.

(3)Where the ammunition is supplied — 

(a)in response to a mail order, the mail order shall be affixed in the Ammunition Sales Book opposite the relevant entry; and

(b)in response to an order placed by another licensed dealer or manufacturer, a copy of the invoice shall be affixed in the Ammunition Sales Book opposite the relevant entry; and

(c)in any other case, the person to whom the ammunition is supplied shall sign a statement in the Ammunition Sales Book acknowledging the truth of the details entered,

unless the Commissioner has approved of some other manner of maintaining the sales record, in which case the Commissioner’s requirements shall be observed.

(4)A person who is the holder of a dealer’s licence is required to retain an Ammunition Sales Book for 3 years after last making an entry in it except that, upon ceasing to be the holder of a dealer’s licence, the person is required to surrender to the Commissioner any Ammunition Sales Book in which the person has made an entry during the last 3 years.

[Regulation 17 amended: Gazette 6 Dec 1996 p. 6803; 16 Nov 2007 p. 5730.]

18.Records of firearms dealings (Act s. 31(2))

(1)For the purposes of section 31(2) of the Firearms Act 1973 — 

(a)the holder of a corporate licence shall, in a permanent and legible manner, maintain a record in a form approved by the Commissioner showing particulars of the firearms and ammunition in the possession of each employee at any time, the name and place of residence of the employees in such possession, and, where the firearm is carried elsewhere than on the premises of the organisation, the purposes and places where the employee is authorised by the organisation to carry the firearm;

(b)the holder of a repairer’s licence or dealer’s licence shall, in a permanent and legible manner, maintain — 

(i)a record of all firearms and major firearm parts brought into stock in Form 20; and

(ii)a record of all firearms and major firearm parts repaired and delivered, sold or let on hire in Form 21,

and shall not later than the seventh day in each month lodge at the police station nearest to the premises named in his licence a copy of those records for the preceding calendar month, whether or not any transaction took place in that month.

(1a)In subregulation (1) and Forms 20 and 21 —

major firearm part means any slide, barrel, revolving chamber, frame, receiver, trigger assembly or magazine.

(2)A person who is the holder of a corporate licence is required to retain any record referred to in subregulation (1)(a) for 3 years after last making an entry in it except that, upon ceasing to be the holder of a corporate licence, the person is required to surrender to the Commissioner any such record in which the person has made an entry during the last 3 years.

[Regulation 18 amended: Gazette 6 Dec 1996 p. 6803‑4; 12 Aug 2003 p. 3668‑9; 16 Nov 2007 p. 5730‑1; 6 Nov 2009 p. 4420.]

19.Manufacturer’s licence holders

(1)The holder of a manufacturer’s licence who disposes of any firearm or ammunition shall compile, maintain and lodge records required by these regulations as though in relation to any such transaction he had been the holder of a dealer’s licence.

(2)The holder of a manufacturer’s licence shall, in a permanent and legible manner, maintain a record in a form approved by the Commissioner setting out a description and the calibre of every firearm manufactured by him, the serial number imprinted on the firearm, and the date of manufacture and shall not later than the seventh day in each month lodge at the police station nearest to the premises named in his licence, or at such other place as the Commissioner may direct, a copy of that record for the preceding calendar month, whether or not any manufacture took place in that month.

[Regulation 19 amended: Gazette 6 Dec 1996 p. 6804.]

19A.Records for ammunition collector’s licence

(1)The holder of an ammunition collector’s licence is to compile and maintain, in a permanent and legible manner, a record of ammunition to which the licence relates in a form approved by the Commissioner.

(2)The record is to include details of — 

(a)the dates on which ammunition was acquired or disposed of; and

(b)the full name and address of the person from whom ammunition was acquired or to whom ammunition is disposed of, and the number of the person’s licence or permit; and

(c)the calibre and quantity of ammunition acquired or disposed of; and

(d)the number of cartridges forming the collection; and

(e)such other matters as the Commissioner may direct.

[Regulation 19A inserted: Gazette 6 Dec 1996 p. 6804.]

20.Limits on premises identified in certain licences

(1)In this regulation —

licence means —

(a)a dealer’s licence; or

(b)a repairer’s licence; or

(c)a manufacturer’s licence.

(2)Except as provided in subregulation (3), a licence must identify only one premises as premises to which the licence relates.

(3)A repairer’s licence or a manufacturer’s licence issued to a person who is a member of the Police Force or an employee of the Department in connection with the performance of the person’s duties must identify one or more premises as premises to which the licence relates.

[Regulation 20 inserted: Gazette 6 Nov 2009 p. 4420‑1.]

21.Register (Act s. 31(1))

(1)For the purposes of section 31(1) of the Act, the Commissioner must compile and maintain a register, in such form as the Commissioner decides, of the following information in respect of each application for a licence, permit or approval under the Act —

(a)the date of the application;

(b)the applicant’s name, address and date of birth;

(c)the licence, permit or approval applied for;

(d)as to any firearm the subject of the application —

(i)its type, calibre, action type and loading method;

(ii)the name of its manufacturer and its serial number or numbers;

(iii)the number, length and configuration of its barrels;

(iv)the type of ammunition it fires;

(v)the size of any magazine it has;

(vi)its category;

(e)whether the application was refused or approved;

(f)if the application is refused —

(i)the date it was refused;

(ii)the reasons for the refusal;

(g)if the application is approved —

(i)the number, the date of issue, and the date of expiry, of the licence, permit or approval concerned;

(ii)any restriction, limitation or condition to which the licence, permit or approval concerned is subject;

(h)any unique identifying number given to the firearm by the Commissioner.

(2)Subregulation (1) does not limit the information the Commissioner may keep in the register.

[Regulation 21 inserted: Gazette 16 Nov 2007 p. 5731‑2.]

22.Search warrants (Act s. 26)

(1)An application for a search warrant under section 26(1) of the Act must be made in the form of Form 25.

(2)An application for a search warrant under section 26(2) of the Act must be made in the form of Form 26.

(3)A search warrant granted under section 26(1) of the Act must be in the form of Form 27.

(4)A search warrant granted under section 26(2) of the Act must be in the form of Form 28.

[Regulation 22 inserted: Gazette 16 Nov 2007 p. 5732.]

22A.Entry without warrant (Act s. 24(2a) and 24(7)(b))

(1)A member of the Police Force who exercises powers given by section 24(2a) of the Act without warrant is required to give the written report required by section 24(7)(b) of the Act within 7 days after the power is exercised.

(2)The report is required to include details of — 

(a)the circumstances leading to the exercise of the powers; and

(b)the grounds on which it was suspected that any firearm or ammunition might be found in the possession of a person in the circumstances described in section 24(2) of the Act; and

(c)why it was necessary to act speedily; and

(d)why a warrant under section 26(2) of the Act could not have been obtained in time; and

(e)whether the person, if any, holding a licence, permit, or approval for any firearm or ammunition found is, in the member’s opinion, a fit and proper person to hold it.

(3)If, when the powers were exercised, any firearm or ammunition was seized and taken under section 24(2) of the Act, the member of the Police Force seizing it is to notify the officer in charge of the Firearms Branch by telephone, facsimile, or similarly speedy means as soon as practicable.

(4)If the owner of the firearm or ammunition seized is neither the holder of a licence relating to it nor otherwise lawfully entitled to possess it, the Commissioner is required, within 21 days after notification of the seizure of any firearm or ammunition is given under subregulation (3), to give the owner notice under section 33(1)(c) of the Act requiring the owner to lawfully dispose of it.

(5)Subregulation (4) does not apply if — 

(a)the owner dies or cannot be found; or

(b)a prosecution has been commenced for an offence relating to the firearm or ammunition seized.

(6)If the owner of the firearm or ammunition seized is the holder of a licence relating to it or is otherwise lawfully entitled to possess it, the Commissioner is required, within 21 days after notification of the seizure of any firearm or ammunition is given under subregulation (3), to — 

(a)return it to the owner; or

(b)revoke the licence and give the owner notice under section 33(1)(c) of the Act requiring the owner to lawfully dispose of the firearm or ammunition; or

(c)give the owner a request under section 20(1a) of the Act.

(7)If the Commissioner complies with subregulation (6) by giving the owner a request under section 20(1a) of the Act, the Commissioner is required, within the period fixed by subregulation (8), to — 

(a)return the firearm or ammunition seized to the owner; or

(b)revoke the licence and give the owner notice under section 33(1)(c) of the Act requiring the owner to lawfully dispose of the firearm or ammunition.

(8)The period within which the Commissioner is to act under subregulation (7) is the period of 21 days after — 

(a)information is supplied or a submission is made, in accordance with the request, in a form acceptable to the Commissioner; or

(b)the period allowed by section 20(1a) of the Act for supplying the information or making the submission elapses,

whichever happens first.

(9)Subregulation (6) or (7) does not apply if — 

(a)the owner cannot be found; or

(b)a prosecution has been commenced for an offence relating to the firearm or ammunition seized.

[Regulation 22A inserted: Gazette 6 Dec 1996 p. 6805‑6; amended: Gazette 23 Apr 2010 p. 1524.]

23.Offences

(1)Except as stated in subregulation (2), a person who — 

(a)fails to comply with any of the requirements of these regulations within the time and in the manner provided; or

(b)contravenes or fails to comply with any provision of these regulations,

commits an offence and is liable to a penalty not exceeding $1 000.

(2)Subregulation (1) does not apply to a contravention of regulation 26 and accordingly section 6(3) of the Act applies to it.

[Regulation 23 amended: Gazette 5 Mar 1993 p. 1489; 6 Dec 1996 p. 6806‑7.]

24.Safety standards and tests (Act s. 18(5))

(1)For the purposes of section 18(5) of the Firearms Act 1973, the prescribed safety standards and tests shall be — 

Safety tests

Firearms generally

1.The firearm loaded with a primed cartridge case, fully cocked and with the safety catch or safety notch, if any, disengaged, shall not operate in such a way as to discharge the primed cartridge case when — 

(a)it is held with the barrel vertical and dropped thrice, being re‑cocked after each drop, from a height of not more than 45 cm butt first onto a rubber mat 25 mm thick having a durometer reading of 70 or more and which is backed by a steel sheet;

(b)it is struck by a hammer with a rubber head weighing 600 g and having a durometer reading of 70 or more and a 100 g wooden handle which is held at the end of the handle with the head 30 cm above the place to be struck and allowed to fall under its own weight once at various distances along the length of the firearm with a maximum of 6 times with no pressure being exerted on the trigger and with the firearm being re‑cocked after each blow;

(c)if having an exposed hammer or exposed hammers or if having a bolt action each hammer or bolt tail is struck once by a hammer with a rubber head weighing 600 g and having a durometer reading of 70 or more and a 100 g wooden handle which is held at the end of the handle with the head 30 cm above the place to be struck and allowed to fall under its own weight;

(d)if having an exposed hammer or cocking device or exposed hammers or cocking devices each hammer or cocking device is moved back towards the cocking position 3 times and immediately prior to the sear engaging the bent or bents in the fully cocked position and with no pressure being applied to the trigger the hammer or cocking device is released 3 times and allowed to travel forward under the pressure of the spring.

2.(1)The trigger mechanism is not to operate when a force of 1 kg is exerted on the central point of the trigger in the direction in which the trigger operates except, in the case of a firearm designed with a trigger mechanism capable of being set, when the trigger mechanism has been set.

(2)In subparagraph (1) — 

set means to operate a trigger, button, stud, lever, or other device so as to reduce the trigger pressure that is required to operate the trigger mechanism.

3.The firearm shall be fitted with an effective trigger guard.

4.(a)The firearm, unless it is a hammer firearm fitted with cock mechanism or safety bent, shall be fitted with a safety device which when engaged in the “safe” position prevents operation of the trigger mechanism and which can be disengaged only by a distinct pressure of the finger or thumb.

(b)The safety device shall clearly indicate that the firearm is in either a “safe” or “Fire” condition.

[(2)deleted]

(3)Target rifles, target hand guns, trap guns and other special purpose firearms may be exempted from some or all of the safety tests at the discretion of the Commissioner.

(4)Where applicable, the tests specified in subparagraphs (a), (c) and (d) of paragraph 1 of the Safety tests shall apply to an underwater explosive device, and, in addition, the device shall have a hydraulic safety lock incorporated in the design to prevent the power head discharging out of water and which shall become effective within a maximum of 10 seconds after the power head has been removed from water and shall be tested by means of dropping the power head onto a hard surface from a height of 1 metre with the muzzle in a vertical position, pointing either up or down, and with the safety catch in the “Fire” position.

[Regulation 24 amended: Gazette 6 Dec 1996 p. 6807‑8.]

25A.Firearm serviceability certificates

(1)In this regulation —

authorised person means —

(a)the holder of a dealer’s licence; or

(b)the holder of a repairer’s licence; or

(c)the holder of a manufacturer’s licence; or

(d)an officer of an approved shooting club or other approved organisation; or

(e)a member of the Police Force;

firearm serviceability certificate, in relation to a firearm, means a certificate in the form of Form 3.

(2)An authorised person, having examined a firearm, may provide a firearm serviceability certificate in respect of the firearm.

(3)A firearm serviceability certificate remains current for a period of 3 months commencing on the date it is provided.

[Regulation 25A inserted: Gazette 6 Nov 2009 p. 4421‑2.]

25.Members of Police Force permitted to perform certain Commissioner’s functions

In respect of a firearm or ammunition referred to in an item in the Table, the Commissioner’s functions referred to in that item may be performed by a member of the Police Force referred to in that item.

Table

Item

Firearm or ammunition

Function

Member of Police Force who may perform function

1.

A firearm other than a firearm of category D

Grant a permit without conditions

Any member of the Police Force

2.

A firearm described in Schedule 2

Issue a firearm licence without conditions

Refuse to grant a permit or issue a licence

Any member of the Police Force employed in the Department to carry out licensing functions in respect of firearms

3.

A firearm other than a firearm of category D or ammunition

Grant an approval, or issue a licence, without conditions

Grant a permit or approval, or issue a licence, with conditions

Refuse to grant a permit or approval, or issue a licence

Any member of the Police Force who is, or is performing the functions of, a sergeant or an officer of a rank more senior than sergeant and who is employed in the Department to carry out licensing functions in respect of firearms

4.

A firearm of category D

Issue a licence without conditions

Issue a licence with conditions

Refuse to issue a licence

Any member of the Police Force who is, or is performing the functions of, a superintendent or an officer of a rank more senior than superintendent and who is responsible for licensing functions in respect of firearms

[Regulation 25 inserted: Gazette 5 Apr 2016 p. 1026‑7.]

26.Prohibited firearms and ammunition

(1)Subject to subregulations (2), (2a), (2BA), (2BB) and (2BC), the acquisition, sale, possession or use of a firearm or ammunition specified in the Table to this regulation is absolutely prohibited.

(2)This regulation does not apply to a member of the armed forces of the Crown in the performance of his duties, or to any other member of a disciplined force approved by the Commissioner, or to the acquisition or possession of such a firearm or ammunition by The Western Australian Museum for purposes authorised by the Museum Act 1969.

(2a)This regulation does not apply to a firearm of category D if the firearm is licensed under the Act and what is done is in accordance with the licence.

(2BA)This regulation does not apply to a firearm, or ammunition for a firearm, if —

(a)the firearm or ammunition is the subject of —

(i)a licence or permission to import granted under the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 (Commonwealth); and

(ii)a licence or permission to export granted under the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958 (Commonwealth);

and

(b)the firearm is named and identified in a licence issued under section 16(1)(c) of the Act and what is done is in accordance with the licence.

(2BB)This regulation does not apply to the holder of a dealer’s licence who is authorised by the Commissioner to acquire the firearm for the purpose of selling it —

(a)to a person referred to in subregulation (2); or

(b)to the holder of a licence for the firearm.

(2BC)This regulation does not apply to frangible ammunition if what is done in relation to the ammunition —

(a)is for the purpose of —

(i)supplying the ammunition for a Commonwealth, State or Territory government purpose; or

(ii)exporting the ammunition under a licence or permission to export granted under the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958 (Commonwealth);

and

(b)is in accordance with a licence issued under section 16(1)(f) of the Act.

(2b)In this regulation a reference to ammunition for a firearm that is prohibited does not include ammunition that is also suitable for a firearm that is not prohibited.

(3)Any firearm or ammunition the subject of an offence against this regulation shall be forfeited to the Crown.

Table of prohibited firearms and ammunition

a firearm of category D

a machine gun, or ammunition for it

a hand grenade

a mortar gun, or ammunition for it

a bazooka gun, or ammunition for it

a fully automatic firearm

a firearm designed to discharge tear gas, or ammunition for it

a “forward venting” blank firing imitation firearm

ammunition the missile from which includes any high explosive, smoke, chemical, lachrymatory agent, or flechettes

tracer ammunition

incendiary ammunition

armour piercing (hard steel core) ammunition

imprint free (accelerator) ammunition

frangible ammunition

ammunition the missile from which has a calibre of 20 mm or more

[Regulation 26 amended: Gazette 11 Feb 1977 p. 428; 22 Jul 1977 p. 2358‑9; 27 May 1983 p. 1612; 20 Dec 1991 p. 6370; 6 Dec 1996 p. 6809‑10; 12 Jan 2007 p. 53; 17 Apr 2009 p. 1324‑5; 6 Nov 2009 p. 4424; 23 Apr 2010 p. 1524‑5.]

[26A.Deleted: Gazette 6 Dec 1996 p. 6810.]

26B.Certain licences, permits and approvals not to be issued, granted or given

(1)In this regulation —

revolving rifle means a rifle the ammunition for which is loaded into and fired from a revolving cylinder or revolving chamber.

(2)A licence, permit or approval relating to a firearm cannot be issued, granted or given if —

(a)in the opinion of the Commissioner, the firearm closely resembles a firearm that is prohibited under regulation 26; or

(b)in the opinion of the Commissioner, the firearm is designed to be, or capable of being, readily adapted for use as a handgun; or

(c)the firearm is specified in the Table to subregulation (4); or

(d)subject to subregulation (3), the firearm is a revolving rifle.

(3)Subregulation (2)(d) does not prevent a licence, permit or approval being issued, granted or given for a revolving rifle if —

(a)the revolving rifle is a single action revolving rifle; and

(b)in the opinion of the Commissioner, the revolving rifle has significant commemorative, historical, thematic or heirloom value.

(4)The following firearms are specified for the purpose of subregulation (2)(c) —

Table

Calibre

Description of firearm

.22 calibre

Armi Jager model AP 15 semi‑automatic rifle

.22 calibre

Armi Jager model AP 75 semi‑automatic rifle

.22 calibre

Josef G: Landmann‑Preetz model
JGL — Automat 65 semi‑automatic rifle

.22 calibre

Squibman Model 16 semi‑automatic rifle

.223 calibre

Remington make, 7615P model, pump‑action rifle

.223 calibre

Vektor make, H 5 model, pump‑action rifle

7.62 mm calibre

Cugir pump‑action (Romanian make) rifle designed for ammunition with a case length of 39 mm

[Regulation 26B inserted: Gazette 12 Jan 2007 p. 53‑4; amended: Gazette 31 Aug 2010 p. 4185.]

27.Infringement notices (Act s. 19A)

(1)For the purposes of section 19A of the Firearms Act 1973 — 

(a)the amount prescribed by way of penalty referred to in subsection (1)(c), and subsection (2)(a), of that section is $421; and

(b)the notice to be served pursuant to subsection (2) of that section shall be in the form of Form 23 and is referred to as an infringement notice.

[(2)deleted]

(3)A notice withdrawing an infringement notice shall be in Form 24.

[Regulation 27 inserted: Gazette 13 Jan 1978 p. 121; amended: Gazette 24 Jul 1981 p. 3071; 20 Aug 1982 p. 3269; 21 Oct 1983 p. 4267; 26 Oct 1984 p. 3456; 26 Sep 1986 p. 3687; 19 Aug 1988 p. 2914; 8 Sep 1989 p. 3174; 7 Sep 1990 p. 4699; 20 Sep 1991 p. 4942; 26 Jun 1992 p. 2797; 24 Sep 1993 p. 5292; 16 Sep 1994 p. 4795; 22 Aug 1995 p. 3829; 6 Dec 1996 p. 6811; 30 Jun 1999 p. 2862; 30 Jun 2000 p. 3429; 31 Jul 2001 p. 3913; 31 Aug 2001 p. 4883; 28 Jun 2002 p. 3098; 20 Jun 2003 p. 2245; 29 Jun 2004 p. 2541; 1 Jul 2005 p. 3003; 29 Jun 2007 p. 3198; 16 Nov 2007 p. 5733; 24 Jun 2008 p. 2909.]

 

Schedule 1  Forms

[r. 3]

[Heading inserted: Gazette 16 Nov 2007 p. 5733.]

1.Application for licence

Western Australia

Firearms Act 1973

Application for licence

Section 1. Type of application

1.What type of licence are you applying for?

o 1. Firearmso 2. Collectors1o 3. Corporate1o 4. Dealers
o 5. Repairerso 6. Manufacturerso 7. Ammunition collector

Note 1:A person authorised as an agent by a business or company applying for a licence should complete Sections 2 and 3 as if that person was the applicant.

2.Is this application for an original or additional licence?

o OriginalAs part of your application you must provide your original firearms awareness certificate.

o Additional

Section 2. Details of applicant

3.Your name

Family name

 

 

All given names

4.Residential address

Unit number/Lot number/
Floor level

 

 

Street Number

Street name

 

Street type in full (e.g. Road, Avenue, Court)

Suburb/Town/Locality

 

State

Postcode

5.Is the address above your permanent residential address?

o Yes

o NoYou cannot proceed with this application. Please contact Police Licensing Services on 1300 171 011.

6.Is your postal address the same as your residential address?

o YesGo to question 8.

o NoComplete your postal address below.

7.Postal address

Unit number/Lot number/Floor level/PO Box/RMB/Locked Bag

 

 

Street Number

Street name

Street type in full (e.g. Road, Avenue, Court)

 

Suburb/Town/Locality

 

State

Postcode

8.Is the address above your permanent postal address?

o Yes

o NoYou cannot proceed with this application. Please contact Police Licensing Services on 1300 171 011.

9.Have you been known by any other name(s)?

o YesPlease provide the other names that you have been known by below.

o NoGo to question 10.

Family Name

All given names

 

Family Name

All given names

 

Family Name

All given names

 

10.Have you lived at any other address during the last 2 years?

o YesComplete details of each address below.

o NoGo to question 11.

Unit number/Lot number/
Floor level

 

Street Number

Street name

Street type in full (e.g. Road, Avenue, Court)

 

Suburb/Town/Locality

 

State

Postcode

Unit number/Lot number/
Floor level

 

Street Number

Street name

 

Street type in full (e.g. Road, Avenue, Court)

 

Suburb/Town/Locality

State

Postcode

11.Details of birth

Place of birth (Suburb/Town/Locality)

 

Country of birth

 

Date of birth


NOTE: If you are under 18 years of age you may not apply for a licence.

12.Have you ever lived outside WA?

o YesPlease provide details of where and when below.

o NoGo to question 13.

 

 

 

13.What is your gender?

 Male Female

14.Do you have a WA driver’s licence?

o YesLicence number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

o NoGo to question 15.

15.Contact details
TelephoneHome

 



Work



Mobile

Email address

 

Section 3. History of applicant

16.In the last 5 years have you been treated for any medical condition that could effect your fitness to hold a firearms licence or regularly used prescription medication or other drugs?

o YesPlease provide details below.

o NoGo to question 17.

 

 

 

17.Do you have any physical or mental condition that could effect your fitness to hold a firearms licence?

o YesPlease provide details below.

o NoGo to question 18.

 

 

 

18.Do you have a current firearms licence under the WA Firearms Act 1973?

o YesFirearms licence numberExpiry date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

o NoGo to question 19.

19.Have you previously held a firearms licence under the WA Firearms Act 1973?

o YesFirearms licence number Last year held

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(If not known indicate ‘unknown’.)

o NoGo to question 20.

20.Have you ever had a firearms licence or application refused or cancelled or been disqualified from holding a firearms licence?

o YesPlease provide details including where, when and why below.

o NoGo to question 21.

 

 

 

21.Have you ever been convicted of an offence in Australia or overseas?

o YesPlease provide details of all charges, including locations, below.

o NoGo to question 22.

 

 

 

22.Have you ever been found guilty of an offence without a conviction being recorded in Australia or overseas?

o YesPlease provide details of all charges, including locations, below.

o NoGo to question 23.

 

 

 

23.Do you have any outstanding charges against you in Australia or overseas?

o YesPlease provide details of all charges, including locations, below.

o NoGo to question 24.

 

 

 

24.Are you currently or have you ever been bound by a Violence Restraining Order (WA) or equivalent order in Australia or overseas?

o YesPlease provide details, including locations, below.

o NoGo to question 25.

 

 

 

25.Are you applying for a licence as a business or company?

o YesPlease provide the name of the business or company below and an agents nomination form confirming that you have the authority to make the application on behalf of the business or company.

o No

Business or company name

 

You will be contacted by WA Police to provide additional information about your business or company.

Declaration of applicant

I certify that all of the information in this application and in every attachment to it is true and correct. I know it is an offence to provide incorrect or misleading information.

Disclaimer and privacy notice — Australia Post is acting as an agent for the Government of Western Australia and collects your information to identify you in accordance with requirements under Australian law. Your details will be forwarded to the Government of Western Australia and may also be disclosed to government agencies such as Centrelink. Subject to certain exceptions you may request access to your personal information. If access is denied, the law says we must tell you why.

DO NOT SIGN UNTIL YOU LODGE THIS FORM AT AUSTRALIA POST.

Your signature must be witnessed by the Australia Post verifier.

Applicant’s signature

 

Date

Australia Post use only

I confirm that I have sighted original documentation that verifies the applicant’s identity and that the applicant has provided the required documents.

Verifier’s name

 

Verifier’s signature

 

Date

 

Work Centre Code

 

Comments

 

 

You must complete Sections 5 and 6 if your application includes the licensing of a firearm.

Section 5. Firearms included in application

26.How many firearms are you applying to licence in this application?

 

Please attach a firearm serviceability certificate for each firearm to which this application relates.

 

If you are applying to licence 1 to 5 firearms in this application complete questions 27 to 34 for each firearm.

If you are applying to licence more than 5 firearms in this application complete questions 27 to 34 for 5 of the firearms. WA Police will contact you regarding the other firearms.

27.What category of firearm are you applying to licence in this application? (The category can be found on the firearm serviceability certificate.)

o A or BYou cannot use this application to apply for firearms in any category other than A or B. A separate application should be completed for firearms in categories other than A or B.

o CYou cannot use this application to apply for firearms in any category other than C. A separate application should be completed for firearms in categories other than C.

o EYou cannot use this application to apply for firearms in any category other than E. A separate application should be completed for firearms in categories other than E.

o HYou cannot use this application to apply for firearms in any category other than H. A separate application should be completed for firearms in categories other than H.

28.What is the firearm serviceability certificate number for the firearm?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29.What is the most relevant reason for applying for a licence for this firearm?

o Club useYou must provide a club support letter confirming that you are a member of an approved shooting club or association.

o Recreational/Hunt/Shoot

You must provide evidence that you have written permission from a landowner to hunt or shoot on his or her land.

o Occupational use — Primary producer

You must provide evidence confirming that you are the owner of land on which the firearm will be used.

o Occupational use — Nominee of primary producer

You must provide evidence confirming that you have permission of the primary producer to use the firearm on land owned by the primary producer.

o Occupational use — Other

You must provide an occupational support document.

o CollectorWhat is the reason for applying for a licence for this firearm?

o Significant commemorative value

o Significant historical value

o Significant heirloom value

o Significant thematic value

Please provide further details about your selected reason in support of your application below.

 

 

Is the firearm a handgun?

o YesWas the handgun manufactured after 1946?

o YesAre you a student of arms?

o Yes

o No

o NoPlease provide further details about the firearm below.

 

 

o Other usePlease provide details of the other use below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30.What is your need for this firearm?

Please provide information relating to your need for this particular firearm below.

 

 

 

31.Are you applying to be the sole licensee for this firearm?

o YesGo to question 32.

o NoPlease select the option below that describes you.

o Primary ownerPlease provide the name of the co‑user and licence number of the co‑user (if known).

Family name

 

Given names

 

Licence number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

o Co‑userPlease provide the name of the primary owner and the licence number of the primary owner (if known).

Family name

 

Given names

 

Licence number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

o Club armourerPlease provide the name of the club or association for which you are the armourer. You must provide a club support letter that nominates you as the club armourer.

Name of club or association

 

32.How do you intend to obtain this firearm?

o Purchase from dealer

o Private sale

o Co‑use with owner

o Transferred ownership

o Club owned

33.Is this firearm currently licensed in WA?

o YesPlease provide the current licence number.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

o NoPlease indicate which of the following best describes this firearm.

o Imported from outside Australia

o Interstate transfer

o Currently unlicensed

o OtherPlease provide details below.

 

 

 

Section 6. Storage arrangements for this firearm

34.Is this application for an original licence?

o YesIf your application is successful you will be asked to provide a statutory declaration relating to your storage arrangements for the firearm.

o NoAre your storage arrangements sufficient to store the firearms and ammunition for which you already have a licence and this firearm?

o YesPlease complete the details of storage arrangements below.

 

o NoYou cannot proceed with this application. Please contact Police Licensing Services on 1300 171 011.

Details of storage arrangements for current firearms

My storage arrangements comply with the Firearms Act 1973 and the Firearms Regulations 1974. I have the following —

o A lockable cabinet or container that meets the minimum specification set out in the Firearms Regulations 1974 Schedule 4.

o Other storage facilities described below.

 

 

 

The address where my licensed firearms are stored is —

o my residential address

o as set out below

Unit number/Lot number/Floor level

 

Street Number

Street name

Street type in full (e.g. Road, Avenue, Court)

 

Suburb/Town/Locality

State

Postcode

[Form 1 inserted: Gazette 6 Nov 2009 p. 4425‑37.]

2A.Application for licence under r.  3BA

Western Australia

Firearms Act 1973

Application for licence under Firearms Regulations 1974 r. 3BA1

Section 1. Type of application and details of previous licence

1.What type of licence are you applying for? (Tick only one)

o 1. Firearm licence

o 2. Firearm collector’s licence

o 3. Ammunition collector’s licence

2.Details of the firearm licence, firearm collector’s licence or ammunition collector’s licence you previously held under the Firearms Act 1973:

Previous licence number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date of last expiry

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are applying for a firearm licence or a firearm collector’s licence go to question 3.

If you are applying for an ammunition collector’s licence go to question 4.

3.Attachment 1 lists the details of each firearm named and identified in your previous firearm licence or firearm collector’s licence as at the date of its last expiry.1

Are you applying for a licence for each firearm listed in Attachment 1?

o Yes

o NoPlease specify below (by reference to the Serial No.) each firearm listed in Attachment 1 for which you are not applying for a licence in this application.

 

 

 

Section 2. Details of applicant

4.Your name

Family name

 

 

All given names

5.Residential address

Unit number/Lot number/
Floor level

 

 

Street Number

Street name

 

Street type in full (e.g. Road, Avenue, Court)

Suburb/Town/Locality

 

State

Postcode

6.Is the address above your permanent residential address?

o Yes

o No

7.Is your postal address the same as your residential address?

o YesGo to question 9.

o NoComplete your postal address below.

8.Postal address

Unit number/Lot number/
Floor level/PO Box/RMB/
Locked Bag

 

 

Street Number

Street name

Street type in full (e.g. Road, Avenue, Court)

Suburb/Town/Locality

 

State

Postcode

9.Is the address above your permanent postal address?

o Yes

o No

10.Have you been known by any other name(s)?

o YesPlease provide the other names that you have been known by below.

o NoGo to question 11.

Family Name

All given names

 

Family Name

All given names

 

Family Name

All given names

 

11.Date of birth

 

12.Contact details
TelephoneHome

 



Work



Mobile

Email address

 

Section 3. History of applicant

13.In the last 5 years have you been treated for any medical condition that could affect your fitness to hold a licence under the Firearms Act 1973 or regularly used prescription medication or other drugs?

o YesPlease provide details below.

o NoGo to question 14.

 

 

 

14.Do you have any physical or mental condition that could affect your fitness to hold a licence under the Firearms Act 1973?

o YesPlease provide details below.

o NoGo to question 15.

 

 

 

You must complete Sections 4 and 5 if your application includes the licensing of a firearm.

Section 4. Firearms included in application

15.In respect of each firearm listed in Attachment 1 for which you are applying for a licence, is your reason for wanting to possess the firearm the same reason you had for possessing the firearm when you first applied for your previous licence?

o YesGo to question 17.

o NoGo to question 16.

16.In respect of each firearm listed in Attachment 1 for which you are applying for a licence, what is your current reason for wanting to possess the firearm?

o Club use

You must provide a club support letter confirming that you are a member of an approved shooting club or association.

o Recreational/Hunt/Shoot

You must provide evidence that you have written permission from a landowner to hunt or shoot on his or her land.

o Occupational use — Primary producer

You must provide evidence confirming that you are the owner of land on which the firearm will be used.

o Occupational use — Nominee of primary producer

You must provide evidence confirming that you have permission of the primary producer to use the firearm on land owned by the primary producer.

o Occupational use — Other

You must provide an occupational support document.

o Collector

In respect of each firearm listed in Attachment 1 for which you are applying for a licence, what is your current reason for wanting to possess the firearm?

o Significant commemorative value

o Significant historical value

o Significant heirloom value

o Significant thematic value

Please provide further details about your selected reason in support of your application below.

 

Is the firearm a handgun?

 

o Yes

Was the handgun manufactured

after 1946?

 

o Yes

Are you a student of arms?

 

o Yes

o No

 

o No

 

 

Please provide further details about the firearm below.

 

 Other use

Please provide details of the other use below.

 

 

 

17.In respect of each firearm listed in Attachment 1 for which you areapplying for a licence, is your need to possess the firearm the same need you had in respect of the firearm when you first applied for your previous licence?

o YesGo to question 19.

o NoGo to question 18.

18.In respect of each firearm listed in Attachment 1 for which you are applying for a licence, what is your current need for the firearm?

 

 

19.In respect of each firearm listed in Attachment 1 for which you are applying for a licence, are you applying to be the sole licensee for the firearm?

o YesGo to question 20.

o NoIn respect of each firearm for which you will not be the sole licensee, please select the option below that will describe you.

o Primary owner

Please provide the name of the co‑user and licence number of the co‑user (if known).

Family name

Given names

Licence number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Co‑user

Please provide the name of the primary owner and the licence number of the primary owner (if known).

Family name

Given names

Licence number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 5. Storage arrangements for firearms included in application

20.In respect of each firearm listed in Attachment 1 for which you are applying for a licence, are your storage arrangements for the firearm the same storage arrangements you had when you first applied for your previous licence?

o YesGo to section 6.

o NoGo to question 21.

21. In respect of each firearm listed in Attachment 1 for which you are applying for a licence, please provide details of your storage arrangements for the firearm:

 

 

 

The address where my firearms are stored is —

o my residential address

o as set out below

Unit number/Lot number/Floor level

 

Street Number

Street name

Street type in full (e.g. Road, Avenue, Court)

 

Suburb/Town/Locality

State

Postcode

Section 6. Statutory declaration by applicant

I,

[name, address and occupation of person making the declaration]

sincerely declare that all of the information provided by me in this application and in every attachment to it is true and correct.

This declaration is true and I know that it is an offence to make a declaration knowing that it is false in a material particular.

This declaration is made under the Oaths, Affidavits and Statutory Declarations Act 2005 at [place] on [date] by —

[Signature of person making the declaration]

in the presence of —

[Signature of authorised witness]

[Name of authorised witness and qualification as such a witness]

Attachment 1 — Firearms named and identified in previous firearm licence or firearm collector’s licence

(Attach to Form 2A for an application for firearm licence or firearm collector’s licence)

Firearm 1 details

Serial Nos.

Primary

Secondary

Manufacturer and model

 

Action type

 

Calibre

 

Notes to Form 2A —

1.If there is not enough space for any details required, put the details on a separate piece of paper and attach it to this form.

2.You cannot make an application under r. 3BA in respect of a firearm that is not listed in Attachment 1.

[Form 2A inserted: Gazette 5 Jul 2011 p. 2828‑33.]

2.Firearm awareness certificate

Western Australia

Firearms Act 1973

Firearm awareness certificate

Section 1. Details of person to whom certificate is issued

Family name

 

All given names

Unit number/Lot number/Floor level

 

Street Number

Street name

Street type in full (e.g. Road, Avenue, Court)

 

Suburb/Town/Locality

 

State

Postcode

Section 2. Details of assessor

Family name

 

All given names

Name of association/club/dealer conducting the test

 

Address of association/club/dealer
Unit number/Lot number/Floor level

 


Street Number

Street name

Street type in full (e.g. Road, Avenue, Court)

Suburb/Town/Locality

 

State

Postcode

Licence number of association/club/dealer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessor’s position in organisation

 

 

Certification

I certify that on ……./……../………. the person named in section 1 above successfully completed in my presence a firearm safety test in accordance with the requirements set out in the Firearms Act 1973 and the Firearms Regulations 1974.

Signature of assessorDate

How many attempts were made to complete the test?

 

[Form 2 inserted: Gazette 6 Nov 2009 p. 4438‑9.]

3.Firearm serviceability certificate

Western Australia

Firearms Act 1973

Firearm serviceability certificate

Certificate No.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Firearm details

Manufacturer

 

 

 

Model

 

 

 

Firearm type

 

Firearm category

 

Ammunition type

 

Calibre

 

Loading method

 

 

 

Primary Serial No.

 

Secondary Serial No.

 

Magazine type

 

Magazine capacity

 

Is the firearm a handgun

 

Barrel length (handguns only)

 

Licensing details of firearm

1.Current owner of firearm

Family name

 

All given names

Unit number/Lot number/
Floor level

 

Street Number

Street name

Street type in full (e.g. Road, Avenue, Court)

 

Suburb/Town/Locality

State

Postcode

Dealer licence No. (if any)

2.Is the firearm to be imported into WA?Yes/No

3.Is this firearm currently licensed in WA?Yes/No

If yes, please provide licence number below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details of person inspecting firearm

Family name

 

All given names

Unit number/Lot number/Floor level

 

Street Number

Street name

Street type in full (e.g. Road, Avenue, Court)

 

Suburb/Town/Locality

 

State

Postcode

Licence number of association/club/dealer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Declaration

I am —

o a licensed firearm dealer

o a licensed firearm manufacturer

o a licensed firearm repairer

o an authorised member of an approved club

o a Police Officer

I certify that I have examined the firearm described above and confirm that (please mark each relevant box).

o the details of the firearm are correctly described

o the firearm is fitted with an effective trigger guard

o the firearm is in complete condition without missing parts or components

o the firearm has no visible flaws or defects that could effect its operation

o the firearm is fitted with stocks/grips that are serviceable

o the firearm has a trigger mechanism that does not operate when a force of one kg is exerted on the mechanism

o the firearm is fitted with an appropriate safety mechanism

 

Signature Date

[Form 3 inserted: Gazette 6 Nov 2009 p. 4439‑41.]

[Forms 4 and 5 deleted: Gazette 6 Nov 2009 p. 4425.]

6.Application for permit (Act s. 17 or 17A)

FORM 6

Western Australia

Firearms Act 1973

Application for permit under Act s. 17 or 17A

Part A 1

Application

I

 

 

(Surname first)

 

of

 

Postcode

 

 

(Home address)

 

 

Postcode

 

 

(Postal address)

Telephones

Home

 

Work

 

Mobile

 

Email address

 

 

 

[Complete if application is for a s. 17 permit.]

apply for a permit under the Firearms Act 1973 s. 17 to *possess/*possess and use the firearm and ammunition described in each Part B of this application —

(* delete if inapplicable)

 

·for the period beginning on ______ 20___ and ending on ______ 20___ ;

and

·for these purposes.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Complete if application is for a s. 17A permit.]

in my capacity as 2

 

of the club, body or organisation described in Part C of this application, apply for an interstate group permit under the Firearms Act 1973 s. 17A for the firearm and ammunition described in each Part B of this application —

·for the period beginning on ______ 20___ and ending on ______ 20___ ;

and

·for the group and the purposes 6 described in Part C of this application.

A Part B of this application is attached for each firearm and related ammunition for which a permit is wanted.

 

Applicant’s background

Previous home address 2

 


Postcode

 

Date of birth

 

Place of birth

 

1.Have you ever held a licence under the Act?Yes/No

2.Have you ever been known by a previous name? 3Yes/No

If yes, state the name(s)

 

3.Have you ever lived outside WA?Yes/No

If yes, state when

 

and where

 

4.Do you hold a licence under the Act?Yes/No

If yes, state the No.

 

and expiry date

 

5.Have you ever been refused a licence to possess a firearm anywhere?

Yes/No

If yes, state when

 

and where

 

6.Has a licence held by you to possess a firearm ever been cancelled anywhere?Yes/No

7.Have you ever been disqualified anywhere from holding a licence to possess a firearm?Yes/No

8.Have you been convicted anywhere of any offence(s) (including traffic offence(s))?Yes/No

If yes, state details

 

9.Do you have any physical or mental condition that could affect your fitness to hold a firearm licence?Yes/No

If yes, state details

 

Applicant’s certificate

I certify that all of the information in this application and in every attachment to it is true and correct. I know it is an offence to provide incorrect or misleading information.

Applicant’s signature

 


Date

 

Witness’s details

Surname

 

Given names

 


Signature



Date

 

 

Part B 1 (attach to Part A)

Details of firearm and ammunition 4, 5

Firearm ID No.

 

Firearm category

 

Firearm type

 

Action type

 

Loading method

 

Manufacturer and model

 

Serial Nos.

Primary

Secondary

Calibre

 

Ammunition type

 

Barrel configuration

 

Magazine capacity

 

Barrel length

 

Ammunition quantity

Licence details

Is this firearm currently licensed in WA?Yes/No

If yes, state

the licence No.(s)

 

the name(s) and address(es) of the licence holder(s)

 

 

If no, state

where firearm is licensed

 

the licence No.(s)

 

the name(s) and address(es) of the licence holder(s)

 

 

 

Part C 1 (attach to Parts A and B)

Details of club, body or organisation for which permit is wanted

Name

 

Address

 

Postcode

 

Telephone

 

Email address

 

Members in group

Surname

Other names

Home address

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contest or activity in WA 6

Description

 

Date(s)

 

Place(s)

 

Organised in WA by

 

Contact person

Name

 

Address

 

Postcode

 

Telephones

Home

 

Work

 

Mobile

 

Notes to Form 6 —

1.If there is not enough space for any details required, put the details on a separate piece of paper and attach it to this form.

2.Do not complete this if you have been at your current home address for more than 2 years.

3.If you have never been known by another name, state ‘Nil’.

4.If a licence is wanted for 2 or more firearms, fill out a Part B for each firearm and attach it to Part A.

5.Firearm type: e.g. rifle, shotgun, handgun.

Action type: e.g. revolving chamber, bolt action.

Loading method: e.g. single‑shot, repeater.

Ammunition type: e.g. rim‑fire, air/gas pellet.

Barrel configuration: e.g. single, double.

Magazine capacity: e.g. category C1.

6.See Firearms Act 1973 s. 11A.

[Form 6 inserted: Gazette 16 Nov 2007 p. 5749‑53.]

7.Request to police to take custody of firearm or ammunition (Act s. 33(3))

FORM 7

Western Australia

Firearms Act 1973

Request to police to take custody of firearm or ammunition (Act s. 33(3))

Part A 1

Application

I

 

 

(Surname first)

 

of

 

Postcode

 

 

(Home address)

 

 

Postcode

 

 

(Postal address)

TelephonesHome __________Work __________Mobile ____________

Email address

 

Date of birth

 

Place of birth

 

I request the Commissioner of Police to accept for safe custody —

oEach firearm described in each Part B of this application. I attach a Part B for each firearm to which this request relates.

oThe ammunition described below.

The reasons for the request are —

 

 

 

Details of person to be contacted if applicant is absent

Name

 

 

(Surname first)

 

of

 

Postcode

 

 

(Home address)

 

 

Postcode

 

 

(Postal address)

Telephones

Home

 

Work

 

Mobile

 

Email address

 

Applicant’s certificate

I certify that all of the information in this application and in every attachment to it is true and correct. I know it is an offence to provide incorrect or misleading information.

Applicant’s signature

 


Date

 

Witness’s details

Surname

 

Given names

 


Signature



Date

 

 

Part B 1, 2, 3 (attach to Part A)

Details of firearm and ammunition 4, 5

Firearm ID No.

 

Firearm category

 

Firearm type

 

Action type

 

Loading method

 

Manufacturer and model

 

Serial Nos.

Primary

Secondary

Calibre

 

Ammunition type

 

Barrel configuration

 

Magazine capacity

 

Barrel length

 

Ammunition quantity

Licence details

Licence No.(s)

 

Name(s) and address(es) of the licence holder(s)

 

 

Notes to Form 7 —

1.If there is not enough space for any details required, put the details on a separate piece of paper and attach it to this form.

2.If police custody is wanted for 2 or more firearms, fill out a Part B for each firearm and attach it to Part A.

3.Firearm type: e.g. rifle, shotgun, handgun.

Action type: e.g. revolving chamber, bolt action.

Loading method: e.g. single‑shot, repeater.

Ammunition type: e.g. rim‑fire, air/gas pellet.

Barrel configuration: e.g. single, double.

Magazine capacity: e.g. category C1.

[Form 7 inserted: Gazette 16 Nov 2007 p. 5753‑5.]

8.Application for issue or replacement of extract of licence (r. 7A and 8)

FORM 8

Western Australia

Firearms Act 1973

Application for issue or replacement of extract of licence

Applicant’s current personal details

Name

Surname

 

Given names

 

Date of birth

 

Place of birth

 

Home address

 

 

 

Postcode

 

Postal address

 

 

 

Postcode

 

TelephonesHome __________Work __________Mobile ____________

Email address

 

Applicant’s current licence details

Licence

Type

 

 

No.

 

 

Expires

 

Application

I apply for the —

o grant of an extract of licence.

o renewal of my extract of licence.

o issue of a replacement for my extract of licence because it has been *lost/stolen/destroyed. [* delete if inapplicable]

Applicant’s certificate

I certify that all of the information in this application and in every attachment to it is true and correct. I know it is an offence to provide incorrect or misleading information.

Applicant’s signature

 


Date

 

Witness’s details

Surname

 

Given names

 


Signature



Date

 

[Form 8 inserted: Gazette 16 Nov 2007 p. 5755‑6.]

9.Firearm licence

Western Australia

Firearms Act 1973 s. 16(1)(a)

Firearm licence

No.

Expires on

This licence is not valid unless a receipt is printed on it or attached to it.

This firearm licence entitles the licensee to possess, carry and lawfully use each firearm named and identified below, and ammunition for that firearm, subject to the Act and any restriction, limitation or condition specified below.

Licensee’s details

Name

Surname

 

Given names

 

Date of birth

 

Home address

 

Postcode

Signature

 

Firearm 1 details and conditions

Firearm ID No.

 

Firearm category

 

Firearm type

 

Action type

 

Loading method

 

Manufacturer and model

 

Serial Nos.

Primary

Secondary

Calibre

 

Ammunition type

 

Barrel configuration

 

Magazine capacity

 

Barrel length

 

Conditions

[Form 9 inserted: Gazette 16 Nov 2007 p. 5756‑7.]

10.Firearm collector’s licence

Western Australia

Firearms Act 1973 s. 16(1)(b)

Firearm collector’s licence

No.

Expires on

This licence is not valid unless a receipt is printed on it or attached to it.

This firearm collector’s licence entitles the licensee to possess, but not to carry or use, each firearm named and identified below, subject to the Act.

Licensee’s details

Name

Surname

 

Given names

 

Date of birth

 

Home address

 

Postcode

Signature

 

Firearm 1 details and conditions

Firearm ID No.

 

Firearm category

 

Firearm type

 

Action type

 

Loading method

 

Manufacturer and model

 

Serial Nos.

Primary

Secondary

Calibre

 

Ammunition type

 

Barrel configuration

 

Magazine capacity

 

Barrel length

 

[Form 10 inserted: Gazette 16 Nov 2007 p. 5757‑8.]

11.Corporate licence

Western Australia

Firearms Act 1973 s. 16(1)(c)

Corporate licence

No.

Expires on

This licence is not valid unless a receipt is printed on it or attached to it.

This corporate licence entitles the licensee to possess each firearm named and identified below, and ammunition for that firearm, subject to the Act.

Licensee’s details

Name

 

ACN (if any)

 

ABN (if any)

 

Trading name

 

Address

 

Postcode

Firearm 1 details and conditions

Firearm ID No.

 

Firearm category

 

Firearm type

 

Action type

 

Loading method

 

Manufacturer and model

 

Serial Nos.

Primary

Secondary

Calibre

 

Ammunition type

 

Barrel configuration

 

Magazine capacity

 

Barrel length

 

[Form 11 inserted: Gazette 16 Nov 2007 p. 5758‑9.]

12.Dealer’s licence

Western Australia

Firearms Act 1973 s. 16(1)(d)

Dealer’s licence

No.

Expires on

This licence is not valid unless a receipt is printed on it or attached to it.

This dealer’s licence entitles the licensee to deal in firearms and ammunition on the premises named and identified below, and to do those other things specified in the Act s. 16(1)(d), subject to the Act.

Licensee’s details (if body corporate or partnership)

Name

 

ACN (if any)

 

ABN (if any)

 

Address

 

Postcode

Licensee’s details (if natural person)

Name

Surname

 

Given names

 

Date of birth

 

Home address

 

Postcode

Signature

 

Licensee’s business details

Trading name

 

ABN

 

Business address

 

Postcode

Premises to which licence applies

Address

 

Postcode

[Form 12 inserted: Gazette 16 Nov 2007 p. 5759‑60.]

13.Repairer’s licence

Western Australia

Firearms Act 1973 s. 16(1)(e)

Repairer’s licence

No.

Expires on

This licence is not valid unless a receipt is printed on it or attached to it.

This repairer’s licence entitles the licensee to repair firearms and possess ammunition for those firearms on the premises named and identified below, and to do those other things specified in the Act s. 16(1)(e), subject to the Act.

Licensee’s details (if body corporate or partnership)

Name

 

ACN (if any)

 

ABN (if any)

 

Address

 

Postcode

Licensee’s details (if natural person)

Name

Surname

 

Given names

 

Date of birth

 

Home address

 

Postcode

Signature

 

Licensee’s business details

Trading name

 

ABN

 

Business address

 

Postcode

Premises to which licence applies

Address

 

Postcode

[Form 13 inserted: Gazette 16 Nov 2007 p. 5760‑1.]

14.Manufacturer’s licence

Western Australia

Firearms Act 1973 s. 16(1)(f)

Manufacturer’s licence

No.

Expires on

This licence is not valid unless a receipt is printed on it or attached to it.

This manufacturer’s licence entitles the licensee to manufacture firearms or ammunition of the kind specified below on the premises named and identified below, and to do those other things specified in the Act s. 16(1)(f), subject to the Act.

Licensee’s details (if body corporate or partnership)

Name

 

ACN (if any)

 

ABN (if any)

 

Address

 

Postcode

Licensee’s details (if natural person)

Name

Surname

 

Given names

 

Date of birth

 

Home address

 

Postcode

Signature

 

Licensee’s business details

Trading name

 

ABN

 

Business address

 

Postcode

Firearm(s) or ammunition that can be manufactured

Firearm(s)

 

Ammunition

 

Premises to which licence applies

Address

 

Postcode

Conditions

[Form 14 inserted: Gazette 16 Nov 2007 p. 5761‑2.]

15.Shooting gallery licence

Western Australia

Firearms Act 1973 s. 16(1)(g)

Shooting gallery licence

No.

Expires on

This licence is not valid unless a receipt is printed on it or attached to it.

This shooting gallery licence entitles the licensee to conduct a shooting gallery in accordance with the regulations on the premises specified below, subject to the Act.

Licensee’s details (if body corporate or partnership)

Name

 

ACN (if any)

 

ABN (if any)

 

Address

 

Postcode

Licensee’s details (if natural person)

Name

Surname

 

Given names

 

Date of birth

 

Home address

 

Postcode

Signature

 

Licensee’s business details

Trading name

 

ABN

 

Business address

 

Postcode

Premises to which licence applies

Address

 

Postcode

[Form 15 inserted: Gazette 16 Nov 2007 p. 5762‑3.]

16.Ammunition collector’s licence

Western Australia

Firearms Act 1973 s. 16(1)(h)

Ammunition collector’s licence

No.

Expires on

This licence is not valid unless a receipt is printed on it or attached to it.

This ammunition collector’s licence entitles the licensee to possess and carry, but not to use, ammunition not exceeding the quantity (if any) specified below and not being of a type prescribed as being ammunition to which an ammunition collector’s licence does not apply, subject to the Act.

Licensee’s details

Name

Surname

 

Given names

 

Date of birth

 

Home address

 

Postcode

Signature

 

Ammunition quantity

Conditions

[Form 16 inserted: Gazette 16 Nov 2007 p. 5763.]

17.Permit (Act s. 17)

Western Australia

Firearms Act 1973 s. 17

Act s. 17 permit

No.

Part A — Permit and issuing details

This permit entitles the holder to possess temporarily the firearm or ammunition specified below for the purpose and for the period specified below, subject to the Act.

Permit holder’s details

Name

Surname

 

Given names

 

Date of birth

 

Home address

 

Postcode

Signature

 

Permit details

Purpose

 

Period

From to (both dates inclusive)

Issuing details

Issuing officer

Name

RankReg. No.

SignatureDate

Part B — Firearm and ammunition details

Firearm 1 details

Firearm ID No.

 

Firearm category

 

Firearm type

 

Action type

 

Loading method

 

Manufacturer and model

 

Serial Nos.

Primary

Secondary

Calibre

 

Ammunition type

 

Barrel configuration

 

Magazine capacity

 

Barrel length

 

Ammunition details

Description

 

Quantity

 

[Form 17 inserted: Gazette 16 Nov 2007 p. 5764‑5.]

18.Interstate group permit (Act s. 17A)

Western Australia

Firearms Act 1973 s. 17A