AS / NZS 3678:1996: Structural Steel - Hot-Rolled Plates, Floorplates and Slabs - Australian Capital Territory


All firearms must be stored in a metal safe, or a concrete or bricksafe. If you intend to store your firearms in a metal safe, it must be constructed of structural grade mild steel that conforms to this standard.

The standard specifies the requirements for the production and supply of hot-rolled structural steel plates, floorplates and slabs for general structural and engineering applications. It also specifies requirements for the production and supply of wide slabs as fully killed analysis-only steel.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 ACT

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulation 2008 ACT

Administering agency

Australian Federal Police

Contact details

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Enquiries, ACT Firearms Registry

Australian Federal Police

Operating address: Cnr Nettlefold and Lathlain Street
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address: GPO BOX 401
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 62567777
Fax: 02 62567758