Animal Welfare Genuine Reason

This genuine reason is for those people who work with or handle animals and need a firearm for the humane destruction of stock. There are four different types of Animal Welfare genuine reason:

  1. An officer of the RSPCA or the Animal Welfare League who is a special constable, or
  2. A veterinary practitioner, or
  3. An employee of the Department of Primary Industries or the Local Land Services AND who has responsibility for animal welfare, or
  4. The owner, transporter, drover or other handler of animals who may need to humanely destroy animals.

For further information refer to:

  • FACT Sheet - Animal Welfare Genuine Reason (PDF)