South Australian Firearms Amnesty 2015/16
A General Firearms Amnesty will commenced in South Australia on Tuesday, 1 December 2015 and will conclude on Thursday, 30 June 2016.
The aim of the General Firearms Amnesty is to make the community a safer place by removing unwanted, unregistered or illegal firearms, firearm parts, mechanisms, fittings, prohibited firearm accessories, silencers and ammunition from the community, making it harder for guns to fall into the wrong hands.
Members of the public in possession of unwanted, unregistered or illegal firearms, firearm parts, mechanisms, fittings, prohibited firearm accessories, silencers and ammunition are encouraged to hand these in at a participating licensed firearms dealer's premises or to police at any police station during the General Firearms Amnesty without fear of prosecution.
The Amnesty also permits any person holding a current South Australian firearms licence to surrender a firearm to a participating licensed firearms dealer to make an application to register the firearm fee-free or to sell the firearm to the participating licensed firearms dealer.
The Amnesty will not provide protection to any person using or in possession of an illegal firearm or other item for any reason other than for the purpose of surrendering it to a member of the police force or a participating licensed firearms dealer.
More information is available on the SAPOL website.