Unregistered / Unlicensed Firearms

Unregistered / Unlicensed Firearms

Any person who is in possession or in control of a firearm must carry their licence with them. Failing to carry a licence may be dealt with by an expiation notice or a maximum fine of $2,500.

A person must produce a valid licence within 48 hours of being asked, for inspection.

Failing to do so will result in a maximum penalty of $10,000 or imprisonment for 2 years.

The maximum penalty for using a firearm unlicensed, or not adhering to licence guidelines is:

  • $20,000 or 4 years in prison for category A or B firearm
  • $35,000 or 7 years in prison for a category C, D or H firearm
  • $50,000 or 10 years in prison for a prescribed firearm

If the offence is being charged as aggravated, maximum penalties increase to:

  • $35,000 or 7 years in prison for a category A or B firearm
  • $50,000 or 10 years in prison for a category C, D or H firearm
  • $75,000 of 15 years in prison for a prescribed firearm