|State||Types of firearms regulated by statute||Licence waiting period||Photo licence||Duration||Testing/Instruction||Minimum Age|
|NSW||All guns, airguns replicas (except pre-1900 pistols)||28 days on 1st licence, 5 days on renewal||Yes||R: Life, with new photo each 5 years
S,H: 5 years
|Half-day course (no practical handling), 20 question multiple-choice.||18. H,R: 10 for junior permit with licensed adult supervision.|
|VIC||All firearms, replicas, imitation pistols, airguns. Antiques excepted.||4 weeks on 1st licence.||R,S||R,S: 3 or 6 years.
H: 1 year
H: For life.
|R,S: Video or oral and multiple choice.
H: Club members trained within club.
|18. R,S: 12 for junior permit.|
|QLD||All guns, antiques, (except replicas), ammunition, parts.||28 days.||No||R,S: Life.
H,A: 5 years.
|R: 15-question multiple-choice based on police booklet
H: Club training and endorsement
|17. 13 on farm; 11 for junior club permit.|
|SA||All guns, airguns.||1 month before 1st purchase.||No||R,S: 3 years.
H: 1 year.
|Club training and endorsement.
Hunting: 4hrs theory, 2hrs practical at TAFE
S: Extra 4hrs at TAFE.
|18. 16 for airguns; 15 on farm. With licensed adult supervision: all guns 14; airguns 10.|
|WA||All guns, airguns (except replicas). Licence tied to ownership of specific guns and cancelled if no guns are owned.||None||No||1 year curio licence held until cancelled||10-question multiple-choice||18. R,S: 16 with parental permission. Children of any age can use guns under licensed adult supervision.|
|TAS||All guns, airguns, replicas, imitations except pre-1900 antiques for wich ammunition is not available.||21 days.||Yes||Life with new photo each 10 years.||Video (no handling). 40-question based on police book.||18. 16 on farms; 12 under supervision.|
|ACT||All guns, airguns, replicas (except antiques).||28 days before 1st purchase||No||2 years.||R,S: 3-4hrs theory taught by private instructors or clubs. No handling. H: Club training and endorsement.||18. No minimum age for club use.|
|NT||All guns, airguns, replicas, some parts, except antiques or permanently deactivated guns.||28 days on 1st purchase||Yes||3-6yrs.
S: 1 year.
|10-question multiple-choice based on police book. No handling. H: Club training and endorsement.||R: 16. S,H: 18|
Source: Australian Medical Association journal - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.