National Firearms Amnesty

Welcome to the Northern Territory Firearms Amnesty Information Page.

Thank you for considering this opportunity to help make our community a safer place!

Australia's National Firearms Amnesty runs from 1 July to 30 September 2017.

Surrendering unwanted, unregistered or illegal firearms, parts, silencers, ammunition or prohibited weapons for that matter, makes it harder for guns to fall into the wrong hands.

Our Firearms and Weapons site contains a significant amount of information about licencing and firearms within the Northern Territory and you are likely to find what you are looking for on this site.

There is also information available on this page about the special arrangements that will be in place, only for the duration of the amnesty.  If you are in any doubt, you can contact the  Please be patient as there is a high demand for information expected during the amnesty.

Visit the National Firearms Registry 2017 website for a list of NT businesses and police stations where you can surrender your unwanted weapons during the amnesty.

Weapons – Prohibited or Unwanted

During the firearms amnesty, the Northern Territory Police will also without prosecution, accept the surrender of weapons that are prohibited or controlled as defined in the Weapons Control Act (NT).  These may include:

  • Flick knives, knuckle knives, throwing blades and similar
  • Cross bow
  • Slingshot
  • Knuckle duster
  • Extended batons
  • Weighted or studded gloves
  • Imitation firearm
  • Body armour

A full list of controlled and prohibited weapons can be found within the Weapons Control Regulations.

Ordinance and Explosives

While the amnesty does not specifically include the surrender of these articles police will accept them during the period of the amnesty without prosecution. You must not transport them to a police station or move/disturb the article from its current location.  You should contact Northern Territory Police on 131444 to make an arrangement for collection of the articles. Police will need to determine the right response to ensure everyone’s safety.


It is an offence to be in possession of fireworks after Territory Day celebrations. Fireworks may be also be surrendered without fear of prosecution during the period of the amnesty. These can be surrendered at police stations across the NT.