During August and September 2023, Tasmania Police conducted a mobile firearms amnesty at various locations across the state, for people to surrender firearms and ammunition without fear of being prosecuted for the possession.

Under Tasmania’s permanent firearms amnesty, people can surrender illegal and unwanted firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or gel blasters that have the appearance of a firearm, without being prosecuted for the possession.

During the August-September 2023 mobile firearms amnesty, members of the community surrendered to police:

Mobile firearms amnesty daysLocationItems surrendered
26-27 August 2023Devonport, Burnie, Wynyard, Smithton* 30 firearms (6 pistols, 11 shotguns, 11 rifles, 2 gel blasters that have the appearance of a firearm)
* 10 boxes of various ammunition
2-3 September 2023Exeter, Scottsdale, Campbell Town, Deloraine* 23 firearms (21 long arms, 2 pistols )
* quantity of ammunition
9-10 September 2023Bridgewater, Glenorchy* 21 firearms (2 pistols, 6 shotguns, 7 rifles, 2 air rifles, and 4 gel blaster imitation assault rifles
* quantity of ammunition

Media releases for the mobile amnesty can be viewed at: