Guide to handing in your firearms

If you have an unregistered firearm that you wish to surrender to the WA Police Force, please abide by the following:

  • You will be able to surrender the firearm at any police station across Western Australia;
  • Plan ahead. Contact your local police station to advise them of your intent to hand in a firearm;
  • Ensure the firearm is unloaded, if you are unsure or do not know if it is loaded, explain that when you first arrive at the police station;
  • Do not point the firearm at any person;
  • Take the bolt/firing mechanism out if possible;
  • 'Break' the firearm if mechanism allows; and
  • Carry the firearm in a suitable firearm carry bag, case, box or other covering. Do not carry the firearm uncovered.

If you have any queries, please contact 1300 071 011.

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