Authority to Possess Body Armour - South Australia

Service summary

Persons or companies wishing to use, possess, manufacture, sell, distribute, supply or otherwise deal with body armour must obtain an Authority to Possess Body Armour. Body armour means a protective jacket, vest or other article of apparel designed to resist the penetration of a projectile discharged from a firearm.

Service type


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


As designated.



Administering agency

South Australia Police
Firearms Branch

Act(s) name

Summary Offences Act 1953 (South Australia)

Contact details

Officer in Charge - Body Armour

Operating address:
Police Headquarters
100 Angas Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 1539
Adelaide SA 5001





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