Weapons Prohibition Act 1998 No 127

Effective date Publication date Amendments included Notes
25 June 2021 25 June 2021 2021 (SI 331)
19 March 2020 19 March 2020 2019 No 20
28 February 2019 28 February 2019 2019 (SI 68)
01 November 2017 01 November 2017 2017 No 26
07 July 2017 07 July 2017 2017 No 22
24 November 2015 24 November 2015 2015 No 63
01 December 2014 01 December 2014 2013 No 56
01 January 2014 01 January 2014 2013 No 95
06 January 2012 06 January 2012 2011 No 62
09 July 2010 09 July 2010 2010 No 40
06 July 2009 06 July 2009 2007 No 94
10 December 2008 10 December 2008 2008 No 119
18 July 2008 18 July 2008 2008 (SI 301)
01 July 2008 01 July 2008 2008 No 62
10 March 2008 10 March 2008 2007 No 80
04 July 2007 04 July 2007 2007 No 14
12 March 2007 12 March 2007 2006 No 73
01 September 2006 01 September 2006 2003 No 87
19 December 2003 19 December 2003 2003 (SI 958)
27 November 2003 27 November 2003 2003 No 82
01 October 2003 01 October 2003 2003 No 36
07 July 2003 07 July 2003 2001 No 121
15 July 2002 15 July 2002 2002 No 53
03 April 2000 03 April 2000 1999 No 94
08 February 1999 08 February 1999 1998 No 149
1999 (SI 51)
26 November 1998 26 November 1998

Amendments made to this Act prior to 1.4.2005 by regulations under sec 5 are listed only in the Table of amendments.

Weapons Prohibition Act 1998 No 127

Assented to 26.11.1998.

Date of commencement, 8.2.1999, sec 2 and GG No 15 of 5.2.1999, p 392.

Weapons Prohibition Amendment Regulation 2021 (SI 331)

notfd 25.06.2021.

Date of commencement, on publication on LW, cl 2(1).

Justice Legislation Amendment Act (No 2) 2019 No 20

Assented to 22.11.2019.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.24, 19.3.2020, sec 2(2) and 2020 (97) LW 19.3.2020.

Weapons Prohibition Amendment (Zombie Knives) Regulation 2019 (SI 68)

notfd 11.02.2019.

Date of commencement, 28.2.2019, cl 2.

Firearms and Weapons Legislation Amendment Act 2017 No 26

Assented to 27.06.2017.

Date of commencement of Sch 3, 1.11.2017, sec 2 and 2017 (294) LW 30.6.2017.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2017 No 22

Assented to 01.06.2017.

Date of commencement of Sch 3, 7.7.2017, sec 2 (3).

Firearms and Weapons Prohibition Legislation Amendment Act 2015 No 63

Assented to 24.11.2015.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Civil and Administrative Legislation (Repeal and Amendment) Act 2013 No 95

Assented to 20.11.2013.

Date of commencement, 1.1.2014, sec 2.

Police Legislation Amendment (Special Constables) Act 2013 No 56

Assented to 23.08.2013.

Date of commencement, 1.12.2014, sec 2 and 2014 (750) LW 28.11.2014.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2011 No 62

Assented to 16.11.2011.

Date of commencement of Sch 3, 6.1.2012, sec 2 (1).

Weapons and Firearms Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No 40

Assented to 15.06.2010.

Date of commencement, 9.7.2010, sec 2 and 2010 (351) LW 9.7.2010.

Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Amendment Act 2008 No 119

Assented to 10.12.2008.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Weapons Prohibition Amendment (Laser Pointers) Regulation 2008 (SI 301)

notfd gaz 18.07.2008 GG No 88 p 7204

Date of commencement, 18.7.2008, cl 2.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008 No 62

Assented to 01.07.2008.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.62, assent, sec 2 (2).

Miscellaneous Acts (Local Court) Amendment Act 2007 No 94

Assented to 13.12.2007.

Date of commencement of Schs 1.105, 2 and 3, 6.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (314) LW 3.7.2009.

Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 No 80

Assented to 07.12.2007.

Date of commencement, 10.3.2008, sec 2 and GG No 30 of 7.3.2008, p 1429.

APEC Meeting (Police Powers) Act 2007 No 14

Assented to 04.07.2007.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Crimes Amendment (Apprehended Violence) Act 2006 No 73

Assented to 27.10.2006.

Date of commencement of Sch 3.18, 12.3.2007, sec 2 and GG No 41 of 9.3.2007, p 1711.

Veterinary Practice Act 2003 No 87

Assented to 05.12.2003.

Date of commencement of Sch 3.29, 1.9.2006, sec 2 (1) and GG No 111 of 1.9.2006, p 7064.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2003 No 82

Assented to 27.11.2003.

Date of commencement of Sch 3, assent, sec 2 (1).

Firearms Amendment (Prohibited Pistols) Act 2003 No 36

Assented to 22.07.2003.

Date of commencement, 1.10.2003, sec 2 and GG No 154 of 26.9.2003, p 9516.

Firearms Amendment (Public Safety) Act 2002 No 47

Assented to 04.07.2002.

Date of commencement, 15.7.2002, sec 2 and GG No 116 of 12.7.2002, p 5222.

Justices Legislation Repeal and Amendment Act 2001 No 121

Assented to 19.12.2001.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 7.7.2003, sec 2 and GG No 104 of 27.6.2003, p 5978.

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sentencing) Act 1999 No 94

Assented to 08.12.1999.

Date of commencement of Sch 4.63, 3.4.2000, sec 2 (1) and GG No 42 of 31.3.2000, p 2487.

Crimes Legislation Further Amendment Act 1998 No 149

Assented to 08.12.1998.

Date of commencement, 8.2.1999, sec 2 and GG No 15 of 5.2.1999, p 391.

This is a consolidated list of all history notes for this title. View the history notes inline to see the point-in-time history of provisions for a particular historical version by clicking the Turn history notes on button.

Sec 4

Am 2007 No 80, Sch 2.19 [1] [2]; 2008 No 119, Sch 2.5 [1] [2]; 2010 No 40, Sch 1 [1]; 2017 No 26, Sch 3 [1]; 2019 No 20, Sch 1.24[1].

Sec 6

Am 2008 No 62, Sch 2.62; 2011 No 62, Sch 3.41; 2013 No 56, Sch 3.10.

Sec 7

Am 2010 No 40, Sch 1 [2].

Sec 9

Am 2017 No 26, Sch 3 [2].

Sec 10

Am 2010 No 40, Sch 1 [3]–[7]; 2017 No 26, Sch 3 [3] [4]; 2019 No 20, Sch 1.24[2].

Sec 11

Am 2003 No 87, Sch 3.29; 2010 No 40, Sch 1 [8] [9].

Sec 13

Am 2010 No 40, Sch 1 [10].

Sec 14

Am 2010 No 40, Sch 1 [11] [12].

Sec 16

Am 2006 No 73, Sch 3.18 [1] [2]; 2007 No 80, Sch 2.19 [3] [4]; 2010 No 40, Sch 1 [13].

Sec 18

Am 2010 No 40, Sch 1 [14].

Sec 19

Am 2010 No 40, Sch 1 [15] [16].

Sec 20

Am 2010 No 40, Sch 1 [17].

Sec 20A

Ins 2010 No 40, Sch 1 [18].

Sec 23

Am 2010 No 40, Sch 1 [19] [20].

Secs 23A, 23B

Ins 2010 No 40, Sch 1 [21].

Sec 25A

Ins 2010 No 40, Sch 1 [22].

Secs 25B, 25C

Ins 2015 No 63, Sch 2 [1].

Sec 25D

Ins 2017 No 26, Sch 3 [5].

Sec 26

Rep 2010 No 40, Sch 1 [23].

Sec 31

Am 2010 No 40, Sch 1 [24].

Part 4A (secs 32A–32D)

Ins 2010 No 40, Sch 1 [25].

Sec 34

Am 2010 No 40, Sch 1 [26].

Sec 35

Am 2010 No 40, Sch 1 [27]; 2013 No 95, Sch 2.151 [1]–[4].

Sec 35A

Ins 2017 No 26, Sch 3 [6].

Sec 40

Am 1998 No 149, Sch 2.11; 2007 No 94, Sch 3.

Sec 41

Am 2008 No 62, Sch 2.62; 2011 No 62, Sch 3.41.

Sec 42

Subst 2017 No 22, Sch 3.84.

Sec 43

Am 1999 No 94, Sch 4.63; 2001 No 121, Sch 2.200 [1] [2]; 2007 No 94, Sch 2. Subst 2010 No 40, Sch 1 [28]. Am 2015 No 63, Sch 2 [2].

Sec 44

Am 2007 No 94, Sch 1.105.

Sec 50

Am 2010 No 40, Sch 1 [29].

Sec 53

Rep 2003 No 82, Sch 3.

Sch 1

Am GG No 15 of 5.2.1999, p 419; 2002 No 47, Sch 3.2; 2003 No 36, Sch 3.2 [1]; GG No 197 of 19.12.2003, p 11367; 2007 No 14, Sch 3.6; 2008 (301), cl 3; 2010 No 40, Sch 1 [30]–[41]; 2019 (68), cl 3; 2021 (331), cl 3.

Sch 2

Am 2003 No 36, Sch 3.2 [2]–[4]; 2010 No 40, Sch 1 [42] [43]; 2019 No 20, Sch 1.24[3].

Sch 3

Rep 2003 No 82, Sch 3.

Weapons Prohibition Bill 1998

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Government Bill
Introduced LA: 22 October 1998 PDF icon Bill (and Explanatory note)

Amended in LA: 28 October 1998
Passed LA: 28 October 1998
Introduced LC for concurrence: 28 October 1998
Amended in LC and referred to LA: 11 November 1998
LA agrees to LC amendment: 12 November 1998
Passed by both Houses: 12 November 1998
Assent date: 26 November 1998 PDF icon 1998 No 127