News & regulations

Firearms laws have undergone significant changes since 2019, including amendments to both the Arms Act 1983 and the Arms Regulations 1992. This section of the website provides information on these changes and how firearms licence holders are affected, as well as news, updates and announcements related to firearms.

Select a heading below to find out more about firearms news, updates, laws, or OIA responses:



News & updates

Announcements and updates from the Firearms Office

New firearms laws and what they mean

Amendments to the Arms Act 1983 and Arms Regulations 1992




2019 Firearm law changes

(Arms Amendment Bill 2)

Firearms OIA responses and data

 Official Information Act responses that may be of interest to the wider firearms community