Permits and Licenses for Non-Firing Replica / Imitation Guns For Sale in Australia?
CHECKING ON LOCAL LAWS IN AUSTRALIAN STATES
FOR REPLICA WEAPONS
WA customers do not require permits or licenses for non-firing replica / imitation weapons. QLD customers do not require permits or licenses for replica pistols, bolt and semi-auto rifles with no license in QLD required for replica Cat R weapons / autos from Feb 2021. We suggest that you contact your local State Police Department for specific information regarding the ownership of replica weapons for other States and Territories. Contact details for each State’s relevant departments can be found below.
ANTIQUE IMITATION / REPLICA GUNS (FLINTLOCK, PERCUSSION CAP)
NOTE: For Antique Guns / Flintlock and Percussion Cap Models NO LICENSE / PERMIT is required except in Victoria.
This information is correct at September 2020 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.
Replica Pistols and Most Rifles: There is no license or permit required to own a replica pistol or a replica bolt action / semi-auto rifle in QLD. Replica Autos: From Feb 21st 2021 there will be no license or permit required to buy a replica submachine gun, assault rifle and machine gun in QLD.
There is no license or permit required for a replica / imitation weapon in WA.
Type of Permit Required: Commissioner Approval / Permit to possess Prohibited Weapons (CCP) or be covered by a Governor in Council Exemption (GIC).
New South Wales:
Type of Permit Required: Collector’s Permit
Type of Permit Required: May not require any license, but check with SA Police if you require a Collector’s Permit?
Type of Permit: Firearms Permit (also covering imitation weapons)
Note: License Types A, B or H can be used to obtain imitation firearms.
Type of Permit: Firearms License (also covering imitation weapons)
Australian Capital Territory:
Type of Permit: NA. Currently to the best of our knowledge the ACT considers replica / imitation guns a prohibited item. You can check with them though as laws may change?
CONTACTS FOR POLICE WEAPONS LICENSING INFO
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.
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.