Weapons Summary - Allowed in Your State?
YES (OK) - NO (PROHIBITED) - PR (PERMIT REQUIRED) - GREY (DISCRETION ADVISED)
*The Pocket Shot Hammer Handle is prohibited in NSW
**You must have a "Lawful excuse" to possess a Slingshot or Pocket Shot in South Australia
***Gel Blasters are not specifically prohibited, however Imitation or Replica Firearms are, which may apply to some Gel Blasters. Your discretion is advised.
Local Laws and Regulations
Current state legislations and weapons acts for each Australian state so you can determine whether your knife or slingshot for example is legal in your state. We have also highlighted some items we have determined to have restrictions. Whilst we regularly check on current laws and regulations, these are complex and subject to change. Any summary or information below will never serve as legal advice in any way. Outdoors Warehouse will NOT post restricted items to States where such item is illegal.
NSW: Commercially made Slingshots are illegal in NSW and can't be sold (with exception for Pocket Shot Slingshot as it is not 'y' frame).
NSW Weapons Act
Schedule 1 - Prohibited Weapons
Slingshot (being a device consisting of an elasticised band secured to the forks of a “Y” shaped frame)"
NSW Zombie Knife Legislation
Beginning 28 February 2019
ACT: Slingshots are currently available for sale, however you must be over 18yrs of age to purchase.
ACT Weapons Act
ACT Prohibited Weapons Act - Schedule 1
VICTORIA: Commercially made complete slingshots are considered a prohibited weapon.
VIC Weapons Act
Control of Weapons Regulations 2011
TAS: Slingshots are legal in Tasmanian as long as they are used on private property (Confirmed by contact at http://www.customs.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/ImportingWeapons-PoliceCertificationTest.pdf)
TAS Weapons Act
TAS Imitation Firearms
SA: Slingshots are considered a Dangerous Article, and exemption must be presented.
SA Weapons Act
SA Weapons Regulations
SA Police - Prohibited Weapons List
NEW ZEALAND: Throwing knives & daggers are prohibited