Registration of Firearms - South Australia

Service summary

An "Application for Permit to Acquire a Firearm" must be approved by the Firearms Branch before purchase of any firearm. The firearm must then be registered by the new owner at a Police Station. The transfer of possession from the old owner to the new owner must be witnessed by an authorised person.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To Register a Firearm you must be the holder of a current SA Firearms Licence. (forms can be obtained from your local Police Station) and 100 Points of Identification will be required.


Ongoing until sold.



Additional information

Forms are available from your local police station.

Administering agency

South Australia Police

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1977 (South Australia)

Contact details

Front Desk

Operating address:
Your local police station

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