Firearms Categorisation Determinations

The Firearms Categorisation Guidelines relate to the assessment of firearms in order to determine whether they fall under Schedule 1, item 6 of the Firearms Act 1996. Firearms which fall within this provision cannot be the subject of licences under the Act and are therefore unable to be registered. You can access the Firearms Categorisations Guidelines here.

The following firearms have been assessed and have been deemed not to fall within the provisions of Schedule 1, item 6 of the Act –

  • Thompson/Center S&W Long Range Rifle Detachable Box Magazine – (category B firearm)
  • Ruger Charger Tactical (Synthetic) Pistol semi auto in 22LR – (category H firearm)
  • Ruger Precision – (category B firearm)
  • Desert Tactical Arms – SRS-A1 – (category B firearm)
  • Tikka – T3 & T3X TAC A-1 – (category B firearm)
  • Accuracy International – Arctic Winter – (category B firearm)
  • Accuracy International – AX308 & AX338 – (category B firearm)
  • Howa – Tactical 1500 Varmint (AKA the Howa Chassis Rifle) – (category B firearm)
  • Howa – APC (Aussie Precision Chassis) – (category B firearm)
  • C-More Competition M26 Sporting Shotgun – bolt action 12 gauge shotgun – (category A firearm)
  • PWS T3 Tactical Rifle – bolt action rifle in 22LR – (category A firearm)
  • Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle – bolt action rifle in 22LR – (category A firearm)
  • Savage Model 10 Ashbury Rifle – bolt action rifle in 223rem, 308win, 6.5 creedmoor, 300 winmag, 338 lapua mag – (category B firearm)
  • Savage Model 10 BA Stealth Rifle – bolt action rifle in 223rem, 308win, 6.5 creedmoor, 300 winmag, 338 lapua mag – (category B firearm)
  • Savage Model 110 BA Stealth Rifle – bolt action rifle in 223rem, 308win, 6.5 creedmoor, 300 winmag, 338 lapua mag – (category B firearm)
  • Ritter & Stark SLX Rifle – bolt action rifle in 6.5 creedmoor, 308 win, 300 winmag, 338 lapua mag – (category B firearm)
  • Ruger Mini 14 Target thumbhole stock – semi auto rifle in 223rem, 5.56nato – (category D firearm)
  • Saiga M12 shotgun – semi auto shotgun in 12 gauge – (category C firearm)
  • CZ-UB CZ515 Tactical – lever release bolt action rifle in 22LR, 22WMR – (category A firearm)
  • CZ-UB CZ512 Tactical – semi auto rifle in 22LR, 22WMR – (category C firearm)
  • Vektor H5 – pump action rifle in 223rem – (category B firearm)
  • Norinco Hunter (AKA Maegun) – semi auto rifle in 7.62x39mm – (category D firearm)
  • SKS rifle – semi auto rifle in 7.62x39mm – (category D firearm)
  • Kriss Vector CRB – semi auto rifle in 22LR – (category C firearm)
  • Ruger 10/22 Model 11158 – semi auto rifle in 22LR – (category C firearm)

The following firearms have been assessed and have been deemed to fall within the provisions of Schedule 1, item 6 of the Act and are therefore prohibited –

  • Ruger SR556VT
  • Ruger SR762
  • Franklin Armory F17X
  • Warwick Firearms – WFA1
  • Australian Automatic Arms Semi-automatic pistol
  • Australian Automatic Arms Semi-automatic rifle
  • Smith & Wesson – M&P 15/22
  • Grand Power Stribog SP9 Pistol
  • CZ–UB Scorpion Evo 3 S1 Pistol
  • Remington R-25 Rifle
  • Ruger SR556VT with aftermarket Thordsen stock
  • Ruger SR762 with aftermarket Thordsen stock
  • Ruger Mini 30
  • Winchester M14
  • Ruger SR22
  • Berika SP12BTC Black Ops (including Navy Seal and Desert Storm)
  • Asil Arms HSS12
  • Heckler & Koch 416D 22LR
  • Berika EXT12 Black Ops (including Navy Seal and Desert Storm)
  • Kel-Tec RDB
  • Kel-Tec RFB
  • Ruger PC Charger pistol
  • Lithgow L1A1 SLR
  • Kriss-USA DMK22C
  • Kriss-USA DMK22C LVOA
  • Rock Island Armory VR80
  • Fostech Origin 12
  • Alexander Arms R-17

Please note these assessments follow consideration of the specified firearms and any variants or modification of/to these models will require separate consideration. Please contact Firearms.Services@police.tas.gov.au for further inquiries in relation to this matter.