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The Western Australia Firearms Act 1973 requires the registration of firearms and the licensing of persons to possess them.

The Act requires that the Commissioner not approve a licence or permit:
  1. where it is not desirable in the interests of public safety; or
  2. the person is not a fit and proper person to hold the approval, permit, or licence.

In particular the Commissioner will take into account:
  • circumstances that indicate that a person has a history of, or a tendency towards, violent behaviour,
  • fails to meet standards of mental or physical fitness; or
  • suspects that the person is a threat to public safety

The act also requires that a person have both a genuine reason and a genuine need to possess a firearm.

(Note: Persons under the age of 18 years cannot make application for a firearms licence.)

Please note: Failure to provide Western Australia Police with all the required forms correctly completed with your application may result in your application being refused.

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