Penalty for Possess Loaded Firearm or Speargun | Section 93G(1)(a) Crimes Act NSW


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For “possess loaded firearm or speargun – in public place.”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “possess loaded firearm or speargun – in public place.”

According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:

  • Prison: 30%
  • Section 9 Bond: 27%
  • Fine Only: 20%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b) & (c): 17%
  • CSO: 3%
  • ICO: 3%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 14.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 8 months in prison.

For “possess loaded firearm or speargun – in non-public place.”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “possess loaded firearm or speargun – in non-public place.”

According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:

  • Suspended Sentence: 40%
  • Section 10A: 20%
  • Section 9 Bond: 20%
  • Prison: 20%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 12 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 8 months in prison.