National Firearms Amnesty 1 July - 30 September 2017

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Now is the time to hand your guns in!  Owners of illegal firearms are being encouraged to submit their weapons to authorities, under a national three month firearms amnesty that commenced on the 1 July ending on the 30 September 2017.

This is the time that every Australian has the chance to dispose of firearms without fear of being prosecuted.

The Northern Territory has agreed to waive the cost of the permit to acquire a firearm during the amnesty. Any articles handed in and not re-licensed will be destroyed by police. Firearms, firearm-related articles (such as ammunition and parts), body armour and prohibited weapons can be surrendered during the amnesty and handed in at any licensed firearm dealer or any Northern Territory police station.

In the Northern Territory, you may face prosecution and penalties including large fines if you are found in possession of an unregistered firearm, firearm-related article or weapon outside of the provisions of the amnesty.

A complete list of drop-off points for the Northern Territory can be found on the Northern Territory drop-off points page.

Help keep Territory streets safer and take advantage of the National Firearms Amnesty.