The maximum penalty for the offence of “possess unregistered firearm in public place.”

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

  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 22%
  • Prison: 22%
  • Section 9 Bond: 17%
  • Suspended Sentence: 17%
  • Fine Only: 11%
  • CSO: 17%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 14 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 9.5 months in prison.