Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Act 2019

  • Corrections have been made to sections 54 and 72 and Schedule 2 on 18 April 2019 under section 25(1)(j)(ii) and (iii) of the Legislation Act 2012.
52 New sections 50A to 50D inserted

After section 50, insert:

50A Unlawful possession of prohibited firearm

Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years who—

(a)

is in possession of a prohibited firearm; and

(b)

is not authorised or permitted expressly by or pursuant to this Act to be in possession of that prohibited firearm.

50B Unlawful possession of prohibited magazine

Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years who—

(a)

is in possession of a prohibited magazine; and

(b)

is not authorised or permitted expressly by or pursuant to this Act to be in possession of that prohibited magazine.

50C Unlawful possession of prohibited part

Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years who without reasonable excuse is in possession of a prohibited part and who is not authorised by an endorsement made under section 30B to possess a prohibited firearm.

50D Unlawfully carrying or possessing prohibited firearm in public place

Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years who, without lawful purpose, carries or possesses a prohibited firearm in a public place.