New firearms added to prohibited list in Tasmania

Prohibited firearms

Which firearms made the banned list? 

All of the firearms below were assessed and found to sufficiently duplicate a firearm from Item 1 of the Schedule. While we are not privy to the assessment process used to reach this determination, we did notice that nearly all of these firearms share similarities in functionality or appearance with the AR15. We have included photos of these where we can. 

Ruger SR-556VT
Ruger SR556VT

both standard and with aftermarket Thordsen stock

Ruger SR-762
Ruger SR762

both standard and with aftermarket Thordsen stock

Franklin Armory F17X
Warwick Firearms – WFA1
Australian Automatic Arms Semi-automatic pistol
Australian Automatic Arms Semi-automatic rifle
Australian Automatic Arms Semi-automatic rifle
Smith & Wesson – M&P 15/22
Smith & Wesson – M&P 15/22
Grand Power Stribog SP9 Pistol
Grand Power Stribog SP9 Pistol
CZ–UB Scorpion Evo 3 S1 Pistol
Remington R-25 Rifle
Ruger Mini 30
Ruger Mini 30
Winchester M14
Winchester M14
Ruger SR22
Berika SP12BTC Black Ops
Berika SP12BTC Black Ops

and Berika EXT12 Black Ops (including Navy Seal and Desert Storm)

Asil Arms HSS12
Heckler & Koch 416D 22LR
Kel-Tec RDB
Kel-Tec RFB
Kel-Tec RFB
Ruger PC Charger pistol
Lithgow L1A1 SLR
Lithgow L1A1 SLR

Next steps:

If you do own one of the firearms from the banned list, you will be required by law to legally dispose of the firearm, as they are no longer legal to own in Tasmania.

According to our contact in Firearms Services, this can either be done by surrendering the firearm to Tasmania Police under the Permanent Amnesty, or by surrendering it to a Licensed Firearms Dealer who can then arrange to sell it interstate on your behalf. Just remember that the dealer must be licensed to sell the same category of firearm. 

At this stage, no buy-back scheme is being offered. 

NOTE: While we have checked all of these details with a senior member of Firearms Services, it is only general information, and is subject to change. If you require more detailed information, we strongly recommend contacting Firearms Services directly on or calling your local police station.  

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