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.
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
Changes to legislation
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.