Firearm RegistriesRegulationResearchWA

Firearm Controls


DATE: 18 May 2019
AUTHOR: Western Australian Auditor General

Header 5 (H5) – Executive Summary

This audit assessed how effectively the Western Australia Police Force (Police) controls and regulates firearms in Western Australia (WA).

We reviewed Police’s licensing of firearm owners, dealers and repairers, as well as inspection and monitoring programs. We also assessed the effectiveness of key information systems Police uses to support its regulation of firearms.

Since 2000, we have conducted 4 audits of Police’s management and regulation of firearms. As part of this audit, we assessed progress made on our previous recommendations.

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