Voluntary Buyback Scheme: The Voluntary Buyback scheme is now open. For more information including the buyback surrender form click here .


Licensing Services and the Firearms Act Reform Project Team are currently reviewing all Firearms Licences held in Western Australia to ensure accuracy of personal details, contact information and storage locations. We plan on addressing any identified firearm description anomalies and will update our records. The timing of this review is to accommodate an enhancement to the Licensing and Registry System which will include all licence holders and nominated persons having a digital identity. Access to the enhanced system will be via an online portal, consequently we are validating the information associated with your licence. Validation is necessary to enable access to your licence once the enhancement has been completed.

The Firearms Act Reform Project Team are in the process of mailing letters to all licence holders explaining the process. Should you wish to have your information validated as a priority you may contact the Firearms Act Reform Project Team at the following email address and we will contact you directly to complete your validation: Firearms Project 

The Minister for Police, Honourable Paul Papalia has outlined a number of proposed changes relating to the legislative reform of the WA Firearms Act 1973.

To provide clarity on the proposed changes announced a set of FAQs have been uploaded in the Help Centre

NOTE: The list of FAQs and responses are not intended to be exhaustive.

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Persons wishing to possess or use a firearm in Western Australia are governed by the Firearms Act 1973 and the Firearms Regulations 1974.