National firearms amnesty to continue until the end of September

SURRENDERED: Some of the firearms handed in to police during the amnesty. Picture:  Isabella Lettini
SURRENDERED: Some of the firearms handed in to police during the amnesty. Picture: Isabella Lettini

THE national firearms amnesty will continue until the end of September, allowing people to legally dispose of, or register, firearms without penalty. 

A .44 calibre magnum revolver was among more than 6400 firearms handed in for registration, sale or destruction across NSW during the first month of the amnesty.

Firearms surrendered to police and dealers so far include 1700 rifles, 460 shotguns and almost 200 handguns.

Firearms and firearm-related items can be surrendered under amnesty arrangements at approved drop-off points, which include licensed firearm dealers, mobile stations, and police stations.

Under no circumstances should loaded firearms be taken into public places – including police stations.

  • For more information visit firearmsamnesty.ag.gov.au or call 1800 803041.