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National Firearms Amnesty

The Australian Government has partnered with Crime Stoppers Australia to launch a permanent national firearms amnesty to keep Australians safe while ensuring those with a legitimate need to access firearms are able to do so.

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

Licensed firearms dealers can also receive surrendered firearms in most states and territories. An unwanted firearm may also be handed in.

To support the commencement of the amnesty, Crime Stoppers has launched a National Illicit Firearms Campaign.

In coming months, Crime Stoppers will deliver 65 grassroots community events across the nation to encourage people to do the right thing and hand in unwanted or unregistered firearms. FACT

The Amnesty indemnifies anyone from prosecution who is surrendering an unlawful possession of a firearm, firearm parts and ammunition. FACT

The amnesty does not protect people found in possession of an unregistered firearm. FACT

In most states, firearms can be surrendered at licensed firearm dealers if you would prefer not to go to a police station. No questions asked. For more information:

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