South West Gun Amnesty Begins on Sunday
From Victoria Police
Victorians in the state’s south west are being urged to hand in any unwanted, unregistered or illegal firearms over the next month as part of an amnesty.
The amnesty, which kicks off on 1 March, allows members of the public to surrender firearms and weapons to police stations in the Warrnambool and Southern Grampians Police Service Areas, without fear of prosecution.
People are encouraged to ring their local police station before bringing items in, all firearms must be wrapped in paper, plastic or cloth and transported to a police station in a safe and secure manner.
Divisional Firearms Officer Leading Senior Constable Malcolm Agnew said the community has until 31 March 2020 to provide police with any illegal or unwanted firearms for them to be destroyed.