This article applies to selling in: Australia

Weapons and Imitation Weapons

Reminder: You must comply with all applicable laws when selling weapons or any other product on Amazon. You must also comply with laws applicable to the jurisdiction into which your products are sold. You are responsible for obtaining any required licenses for permitted products and are liable for any penalties resulting from non-compliance.
Note: Certain jurisdictions may restrict the export, import or sale of these products.

Examples of permitted listings

  • Toy firearms being items that resemble firearms, but cannot reasonably be mistaken as working firearms by the general public, and do not have the functionality of working firearms

Examples of prohibited listings

  • Air guns
  • Airsoft guns
  • Ammunition and ammunition components, such as:
    • Black powder
    • Blanks
    • Bullets
    • Bullet tips
    • Casings
    • Gun powder
    • Primers
    • Shotgun Shells
  • Assault weapon parts or accessories or products marketed as assault weapon parts or accessories, including reference to various assault weapon models
  • Blowguns
  • Body armour and vests designed for the insertion of body armour or body armour plates and bulletproof or ballistic helmets
  • Caltrops
  • Certain martial arts items, such as:
    • Brass, plastic, or metal knuckles, including spiked keychains and rings or any product held over one’s knuckles that could be used to strike someone
    • Leaded cane/staff/crutch/stick
    • Nunchaku (also known as nun chucks or chuka sticks)
    • Sandclubs, sandbags, or slungshots (also known as saps or blackjacks)
    • Throwing stars (also known as shirkens or shurikens)
    • Tonfas
    • Kusari-fundo (also known as manrikis)
  • Clubs and blunt force striking instruments, such as:
    • Billy, billy clubs, and police batons
    • Escrima sticks
    • Rattan canes (when designed or intended as a striking weapon)
    • Bo staffs and jo staffs
    • Truncheons, nightsticks, and batons
    • Sjamboks
    • Weighted clubs
    • Blackjacks
    • Bludgeons
    • Sap hats, also known as slap hats
  • Chain Whips
  • Crossbows
  • Electronic guns, such as:
    • Dart guns
  • Explosives, such as:
    • Fireworks
    • Flares, flare launchers, flare guns, flare gun receivers
    • Grenades, such as:
      • Military practice grenades
      • Rifle grenades
      • Smoke grenades
      • Metal replica grenades
    • Grenade launchers
    • Mines
    • Projectile and concussive products that employ gunpowder or explosives
  • Firearms (including replicas of firearms or historical firearms, functioning or otherwise) the sale of which is prohibited under Australian law, or which similar regulations prohibit being sold via Amazon's platform or by unauthorised persons. This includes:
    • Antique and collectible guns
    • Assault weapons
    • Automatic weapons (e.g. machine guns)
    • Muzzleloaders and black powder guns
    • Rifles, shotguns, and pistols
    • Smartphone guns and other guns designed to resemble harmless items
    • Sport and hunting guns
    • Starter guns
    • Zip guns
  • Gun parts and accessories, even when designed or marketed for use with paintball or airsoft guns, such as (but not limited to):
    • Assault weapon conversion kits
    • Assault weapon grips, forend grips, front grips, and foregrips,
    • Assault weapon and AR-specific tools, such as:
      • Vise blocks
      • AR-15/M16 armorer’s wrenches or combo wrenches
      • Bullet button tools
    • Auto sears, such as:
      • Full auto sears (also known as drop-in auto sear or DIAS)
      • AR-15 auto sears
      • Auto sears II
    • Barrels, barrel shrouds, barrel extenders, heat guards, hand guards, and vent cooling slots
    • Battery assist levers
    • Bayonets, including bayonet mounts and any device for attaching a bayonet to a firearm
    • Camouflaging gun containers
    • Charging handles, latches, and assemblies
    • Detachable carry handles and assault rifle carry handles
    • Ejection port, ejection port covers, and dust covers
    • Frames
    • Gas blocks, gas tubes, and gas pistons
    • Gun maintenance products
    • Gas storage products
    • Certain grips and grip accessories, such as:
      • Pistol grips designed for attachment to an assault weapon, rifle, or shotgun
      • Folding, vertical, and tactical grips
      • Angled foregrips and ambidextrous foregrips
      • Grip pods, funnels, and extensions
      • Hand stops
    • Kits that can be used to create gun magazines
    • Machine gun conversion kits and any part or combination of parts for converting a firearm into an automatic weapon
    • Magazines and related items, such as:
      • Magazine components or extensions
      • Magazine cinches, couplers, connectors, dual mag holders, and dual mag clamps
      • Magazine loaders
    • Multi-rail systems, including quad rails and rail covers, free-floating and drop-in handguards
    • Muzzle brakes (also known as muzzle tamers)
    • Muzzleloaders
    • Pistol stabilizing braces
    • Recoil compensators
    • Receivers, including lower and upper receivers
    • Receiver extensions and pins
    • Revolving cylinder for a shotgun
    • Selector levers, detents, and switches
    • Single point, 3-point, tactical, and quick detach slings
    • Sling plates and end plates
    • Slide fire stock and weapons kits, such as:
      • Bump firing devices, stocks, and kits
    • Solvent trap oil filter adapters, solvent traps and homemade silencers, and component parts for solvent traps and homemade silencers
    • Any non-fixed stock, including telescoping, folding or collapsible stocks
    • Silencers or suppressors, including:
      • Flash suppressors
      • Sound suppressors
      • Suppressors marketed or intended for airsoft, air guns, or paintball guns
      • Fake, mock, or faux silencers or suppressors
    • Takedown pins, pivot pins, cam pins, and roll pins
    • Threaded barrel adapters
    • Thumbhole stocks
    • Trigger activators, such as:
      • Multi-burst trigger activators
      • Trigger attachments
      • Devices that facilitate so called "bump-firing"
    • All internal/moving gun parts, such as:
      • Bolt catch releases, assemblies, actuators, and battery assist levers
      • Bolt carriers, bolt pins, and buffer pins
      • Buffer tubes and related parts and extension tubes
      • Firing pins, springs, and stops
      • Trigger, trigger assemblies, or fire control groups
      • Upgrade parts and replacement parts
      • Anti-walk pins
    • Wallet guns, including wallet gun holsters
  • Imitation Firearms, being products that closely resemble actual working firearms but do not have the functionality of working firearms
  • Knives the sale or online sale of which is prohibited, such as:
    • Automatic knives, also known as switchblade knives
    • Balisong knives, also known as butterfly knives
    • Concealed swords, including:
      • Swordsticks
      • Cane-swords
    • Daggers, including:
      • Dirks
      • Dolch
      • Kataras
      • Daggers and hunting knives that can be screwed on to a shovel or other tools
    • Double-end knives
    • Gravity or gravity-assisted knives
    • Knives disguised to look like harmless items, such as:
      • Writing pen knives
      • Lipstick case knives
      • Comb knives or hairbrush knives
      • Belt buckle knives
      • Air gauge knives
    • Knuckle knives, including:
      • Fixed or folding blade knives with split knuckle duster handles
    • Pilum ballistic knives
    • Push daggers, including:
      • Push dirks
      • T-handled knives
      • Punch knives
      • Punch daggers
    • Shobi-zue
    • "Slasher" knives or other devices used in cockfighting
    • Spring-loaded knives
    • Stiletto knives
    • Swords
    • Throwing knives
    • Throwing stars, including:
      • Throwing cards
      • Shirken
      • Ninja stars
      • Metal throwing stars
      • Kung Fu stars
      • Cyclone knives
      • Batman symbols
  • Kubotans and tactical pens
  • Parts or a combination of parts designed or intended to convert a firearm into an assault weapon
  • Pepper spray and capsicum spray
  • Replicas of firearms that were manufactured after 1898 and/or are capable of firing fixed ammunition
  • Weapons designed to be concealed
  • Weapons or other items intended solely for law enforcement or military use
  • Slingshots and hunting slings
  • Tasers and stun guns

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