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 22 Long Rifle – (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 – Artic 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 calibre – (category A firearm)
  • Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifle- bolt action rifle in 22LR calibre – (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 creedmore, 308 win, 300 winmag, 338 lapua mag – (category B firearm)
  • Ruger Mini 14 Target – semi auto rifle in 223rem, 5.56nato – (category D firearm)
  • Saiga M12 shotgun – semi auto shotgun in 12 gauge – (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

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.