All firearms licence holders must meet requirements for the safe and secure storage and transportation of firearms and ammunition.

There are additional security conditions for endorsement holders who own pistols, restricted weapons, and prohibited firearms or prohibited magazines.

Read the Secure Storage and Transportation Standards for Firearms and Ammunition (PDF 6.24MB) to learn about your responsibilities for storing and transporting firearms and ammunition as a firearms licence holder or applicant.  

 


 

Video guides on secure storage and transport of firearms and ammunition

The videos below demonstrate how to comply with new regulations, which came into effect on 1 February 2022, and supplement the Secure Storage and Transportation Standards for Firearms and Ammunition

 


 

Installation kit
Installation kit
Basic tools etc required to install a cable lock system or a steel safe

Overview of general property security
Overview of general property security
Things to consider to increase overall security at home

 

Basic cable lock system
Basic cable lock system
Describes what it is and how to install it. Used for securing a single firearm only to a dwelling
Steel safe
Steel safe
Considerations and physical installation of a steel gunsafe

 

Secure ammunition storage
Secure ammunition storage
Complying with new law that states firearms and ammunition are to be stored separately
Firearms in Motorhomes
Firearms in Motorhomes
Considerations for security of firearms in motorhomes/caravans and physical installation of a gunsafe into a motorhome
Semi-automatic firearms transport
Semi-automatic firearms transport
Considerations when transporting semi-automatic (or other types that do not have easily removable working parts) firearms
Bolt action firearms transport
Bolt action firearms transport
Considerations when transporting bolt action firearms

 

Firearms in unattended vehicles
Firearms in unattended vehicles
Complying with new laws in relation to stopping for a break in a journey when transporting firearms
Read latest regulatory information

Changes to legislation

On 1 February 2022, the Arms Amendment Regulations 2021 came into force. The Arms Amendment Regulations 2021 makes several updates to the Arms Regulations 1992.

The updates to Arms Regulations 1992 support changes to the Arms Act 1983 made in 2020, with the aim to improve firearms safety and keep the public safe from firearms harm.

The updates to Arms Regulations 1992 aim to help firearms licence holders better understand their compliance requirements and legal obligations.


Changes to firearm and ammunition storage and transportation requirements

The Arms Amendment Regulations 2021 introduced further changes to firearms storage requirements.

The following areas of firearms storage are affected by the changes to legislation:

  • premises and buildings
  • secure storage requirements for mobile homes, caravans and campervans
  • security requirements for firearms and ammunition in vehicles during transportation
  • carriage of firearms on public transport.

 

 

 

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