FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – IN RESPONSE TO THE ‘CLOSURE OF GUN SHOPS (No2)’ DIRECTION

1. What evidence is required that a person is a Primary Producer?
2. Is a Pastoralist considered to be a Primary Producer for the purposes of obtaining a firearm or ammunition?

Answer

Yes, although in lieu of a Rates Notice a Pastoral Lease should be provided.

3. What evidence is required that a person is a Vermin Eradication Professional?

Answer

Sufficient evidence should be provided that clearly indicates that the humane destruction of vermin/pests/feral animals in a professional environment is the primary reason for the firearm/s or ammunition. This may include documentation identifying the person as:

  • A licensed Kangaroo Shooter (Professional Shooter);
  • A Pest Controller;
  • A Nominated Person for the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions; and

A Nominated Person for the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

Statutory Declaration

Use this form when a Western Australia Statutory Declaration is required.

4. What evidence is required that a person is an Aboriginal person for the purposes of obtaining a firearm or ammunition?

Answer

A Statutory Declaration should be provided which states that the person identifies as Indigenous Australian and is entitled to exercise a native title right to hunt over particular land and waters. The land and/or water should be specified.

Statutory Declaration

Use this form when a Western Australia Statutory Declaration is required.

5. Can ‘Dealer to Dealer’ firearms and ammunition transfers continue?

Answer

Yes

Please contact sales@downrange.com.au to register for a discount code and make your purchases via the online store and appoinment collection system.

6. Who can purchase ammunition?

Answer

Ammunition may be sold and supplied to:

  • A Primary Producer:
  • A Vermin Eradication Professional; and
  • An Aboriginal person who is entitled to exercise a native title right to hunt over particular land and waters.

Any sale or supply of ammunition must be by appointment only.

Downrange will only conduct sales via our online store, We are not accepting cash payments or eftpos in store.  All purchases to be made through the website and processed through our appointment pick up system implemented online.

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7. Can repairs to firearms continue?

Answer

Repairs to firearms may continue but only to those persons who are:

  • A Primary Producer:
  • A Vermin Eradication Professional; and
  • An Aboriginal person who is entitled to exercise a native title right to hunt over particular land and waters.

Any arrangements to take firearms in for repair must be by appointment only.

Those firearms that were taken in for repair prior to 1200hrs on 28 March 2020 and have since been repaired may be returned to the owner.

8. Can firearms currently warehoused under a Warehousing Approval be released?

Answer

Yes, as per the letter provided by the Superintendent LED on 02/04/2020 (see Appendix)

9. Can firearms subject to a recent firearms application that has been approved by WA Police be released to the owner?

Answer

No, unless the application is for:

  • A Primary Producer:
  • A Vermin Eradication Professional; and
  • An Aboriginal person who is entitled to exercise a native title right to hunt over particular land and waters.

Any arrangements to collect firearms must be by appointment only.

10. Can the sale of items other than firearms and ammunition continue?

Answer

Yes.

Downrange will be conducting online sales and collections only via the online store and booking system.  If items can be posted, we can arrange shipping on your order if available.

If you are after rifle scopes and accessories please visit our sister site via our warehouse dispatch www.rsoz.com.au

 

11. Are reloading components such as casings, powder, primers and projectiles considered as ammunition?

Answer

Yes.

These items cannot be purchased by the public that are not in the approved category as stated previously.

Components are considered ammunition by WAPOL

Statutory Declaration

Use this form when a Western Australia Statutory Declaration is required.

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