Weapons Laws and Regulations

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.

QLD Weapons Act
Weapons Categories Regulation
Single hand opening knives designed as a weapon


NSW: 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)"

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

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

SA: Slingshots are considered a Dangerous Article, and exemption must be presented.
SA Weapons Act

SA Weapons Regulations

WA: Slingshots are illegal in WA and can't be sold.
WA Weapons Act

WA Weapons Regulations

NT: Slingshots are illegal in NT and can't be sold.

Weapons Control Regulation

NT Legislation Database