Permits and Licenses for Replica / Imitation Guns Australia?
CHECKING ON LOCAL LAWS IN AUSTRALIAN STATES FOR REPLICA WEAPONS
QLD and WA customers DO NOT require any license to purchase and possess any form of non-firing replica / imitation gun with reasonable / lawful excuse for possession (including pistols, rifles and machine guns). NOTE: For Antique Guns / Flintlock Models NO LICENSE / PERMIT is required except in Victoria.
There is no license or permit required for any type non-firing replica / imitation weapon in QLD. Replica Pistols, Rifles, Machine Guns DO NOT require license with reasonable excuse (e.g want to collect replica guns, legitimate display, re-enactor, collector, hobbyist etc). If you are under 18 we advise you to seek parental consent before placing an order. There are of course obligations for reasonable use and storage. Using it to commit a crime or causing public alarm makes you liable for prosecution.
There is no license or permit required for any form of non-firing replica / imitation weapon in WA if you are over 18 with reasonable excuse (e.g want to collect replica guns, legitimate display, re-enactor, collector, hobbyist etc). If you are under 18 we advise you to seek parental consent before placing an order. There are of course obligations for reasonable use and storage. Using it to commit a crime or causing public alarm makes you liable for prosecution.
No License is required in SA for a non-firing replica / imitation that cannot be adapted to fire, which is the case with the Denix that we sell, as they cannot be modified to discharge any projectiles (being made from low grade zinc alloy metals and having no internal firing mechanisms, just basic cock and click). Possession of these replicas if used in a manner as to threaten or intimidate / cause public alarm would naturally breach other laws. If in doubt contact SAPOL Weapons Licensing for confirmation.
Type of Permit Required: Commissioner Approval / Permit to possess Prohibited Weapons (CCP) or to be covered by a Governor in Council Exemption (GIC) which covers a variety of individuals and groups engaged with history, re-enactment, theatre etc. You can join a variety of collector / historical clubs (listed on the GIC PDF document) to qualify for such an exemption. We recommend checking whether you fit into this exemption, and make sure that you double check with your club / organisation and Vic Police. Online Information / Application
New South Wales
Type of Permit Required: Imitation Firearm Permit / Collector's Permit Online Information / Application
Type of Permit: Firearms Permit or exemption that specifically covers the category of imitation / replica (e.g. pistol, rifle, auto). Online Information
Type of Permit: Firearms License (also covering imitation weapons) Online Information / Application
Australian Capital Territory
Type of Permit: NA. Currently to the best of our knowledge the ACT considers replica / imitation guns a prohibited item unless you have a specific permit / exemption. You can check with them though as laws may change? Online Information
WE DO NOT OFFER LEGAL ADVICE. This information is correct at September 2020 based upon our enquiries to various Police Weapons Licensing sections to the best of our knowledge. The below information may not be current or sufficient when applying for actual permits and/or licenses in your state. We recommend contacting your local law enforcement body for clarification and assistance with current requirements for your State. If you are under 18 we advise you to seek parental consent before placing an order.
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DISCLAIMER - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Sabre sells replica guns / weapons strictly in adherence with any state or national laws and regulations governing the sale of replica weapons. For example, we will only sell and post replica pistols to Queensland and Western Australian customers without license permit as none is required. For other States we we must sight the current permit or license of that State. NOTE: If a purchaser who lives in QLD or WA then moves interstate they will be required under the relevant laws of that state to acquire and hold a licence, permit, approval or exemption to possess a replica in that state.
If replicas are taken interstate into a state with laws that differ from QLD and WA you will be required to adhere to the laws of that State.
Sabre does not warrant nor represent that the products we sell are compliant with the laws in a particular state or territory. It is the purchaser’s responsibility to carefully consider the laws applicable to their circumstances prior to any purchase. To the extent permitted by law, Sabre disclaims all liability, howsoever arising, with respect to its customers’ compliance with applicable laws.
If you are under 18 we advise you to seek parental consent before placing an order.
SABRE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT A PERSON MAY LEGALLY PURCHASE, POSSESS, OR CARRY ANY AND ALL ITEMS OFFERED ACCORDING TO FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAWS. THESE ITEMS INCLUDE ALL THE PRODUCTS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FROM OUR WEBSITE. WE BELIEVE IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS. BY PURCHASING ANY ITEM FROM US THE BUYER WARRANTS THAT HE / SHE IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND IS LEGALLY ABLE TO PURCHASE THESE ITEMS.
Before buying a replica weapon of any form it is critical to do your homework and ensure that you are in 100% compliance with your own State’s laws first.