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WEAPONS PROHIBITION ACT 1998 - As at 23 October 2019 - Act 127 of 1998 - NOTES

See also--

Justice Legislation Amendment Bill (No 2) 2019

Reprint history:

Reprint No 1   14 October 2003  
Reprint No 2   6 January 2009  

Historical notes

The following abbreviations are used in the Historical notes:

Am amended LW legislation website Sch Schedule
Cl clause No number Schs Schedules
Cll clauses p page Sec section
Div Division pp pages Secs sections
Divs Divisions Reg Regulation Subdiv Subdivision
GG Government Gazette Regs Regulations Subdivs Subdivisions
Ins inserted Rep repealed Subst substituted

Table of amending instruments

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. This Act has been amended as follows:

1998 No 149 Crimes Legislation Further Amendment Act 1998. Assented to 8.12.1998.
Date of commencement, 8.2.1999, sec 2 and GG No 15 of 5.2.1999, p 391.
1999 No 94 Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sentencing) Act 1999. Assented to 8.12.1999.
Date of commencement of Sch 4.63, 3.4.2000, sec 2 (1) and GG No 42 of 31.3.2000, p 2487.
2001 No 121 Justices Legislation Repeal and Amendment Act 2001. 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.
2002 No 47 Firearms Amendment (Public Safety) Act 2002. Assented to 4.7.2002.
Date of commencement, 15.7.2002, sec 2 and GG No 116 of 12.7.2002, p 5222.
2003 No 36 Firearms Amendment (Prohibited Pistols) Act 2003. Assented to 22.7.2003.
Date of commencement, 1.10.2003, sec 2 and GG No 154 of 26.9.2003, p 9516.
No 82 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2003. Assented to 27.11.2003.
Date of commencement of Sch 3, assent, sec 2 (1).
No 87 Veterinary Practice Act 2003. Assented to 5.12.2003.
Date of commencement of Sch 3.29, 1.9.2006, sec 2 (1) and GG No 111 of 1.9.2006, p 7064.
2006 No 73 Crimes Amendment (Apprehended Violence) Act 2006. 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.
2007 No 14 APEC Meeting (Police Powers) Act 2007. Assented to 4.7.2007.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
No 80 Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007. Assented to 7.12.2007.
Date of commencement, 10.3.2008, sec 2 and GG No 30 of 7.3.2008, p 1429.
No 94 Miscellaneous Acts (Local Court) Amendment Act 2007. 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.
2008 No 62 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008. Assented to 1.7.2008.
Date of commencement of Sch 2.62, assent, sec 2 (2).
(301) Weapons Prohibition Amendment (Laser Pointers) Regulation 2008. GG No 88 of 18.7.2008, p 7204.
Date of commencement, 18.7.2008, cl 2.
No 119 Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Amendment Act 2008. Assented to 10.12.2008.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
2010 No 40 Weapons and Firearms Legislation Amendment Act 2010. Assented to 15.6.2010.
Date of commencement, 9.7.2010, sec 2 and 2010 (351) LW 9.7.2010.
2011 No 62 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2011. Assented to 16.11.2011.
Date of commencement of Sch 3, 6.1.2012, sec 2 (1).
2013 56 Police Legislation Amendment (Special Constables) Act 2013. Assented to 23.8.2013.
Date of commencement, 1.12.2014, sec 2 and 2014 (750) LW 28.11.2014.
No 95 Civil and Administrative Legislation (Repeal and Amendment) Act 2013. Assented to 20.11.2013.
Date of commencement, 1.1.2014, sec 2.
2015 No 63 Firearms and Weapons Prohibition Legislation Amendment Act 2015. Assented to 24.11.2015.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
2017 No 22 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2017. Assented to 1.6.2017.
Date of commencement of Sch 3, 7.7.2017, sec 2 (3).
No 26 Firearms and Weapons Legislation Amendment Act 2017. Assented to 27.6.2017.
Date of commencement of Sch 3, 1.11.2017, sec 2 and 2017 (294) LW 30.6.2017.
2019 (68) Weapons Prohibition Amendment (Zombie Knives) Regulation 2019. LW 11.2.2019.
Date of commencement, 28.2.2019, cl 2.
Amendments made to this Act prior to 1.4.2005 by regulations under sec 5 are listed only in the Table of amendments.

Table of amendments

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].
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].
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.
Sch 2 Am 2003 No 36, Sch 3.2 [2]-[4]; 2010 No 40, Sch 1 [42] [43].
Sch 3 Rep 2003 No 82, Sch 3.



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