The Firearms Act 1973 and Firearms Regulations 1974 enables Western Australia Police to issue an infringement as an alternative option to deal with Firearms offences.
Do you have this type of notice? This is a Firearms Infringement Notice issued to an individual person.
If you do not want to be prosecuted in court for the alleged offence, pay the Amount Due by the Due Date AND pay your Firearms Licence. If no payment is received by the Payment Due Date, WA Police may commence prosecution proceedings against you.
Note that if payment is not received you will not be issued a Final Demand Notice, nor will the matter be referred to the Fines Enforcement Registry. Either the Infringement is paid, or the matter is taken to court.
Paying the penalty amount will not constitute a conviction of an offence under the Act and will not be regarded as an admission of liability for or affect any civil court case.
The range of payment options are listed on the Infringement Notice and your Firearms Licence notice. Alternatively, if you want this matter dealt with by prosecution in court then do NOT pay the Infringement and WA Police may commence prosecution proceedings.
For enquiries please contact Licensing Services on 1300 171 011.