The maximum penalty for the offence of “possession of unregistered firearm” is 10 years in prison.
According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:
- Community Correction Order: 46.2%
- Intensive Correction Order: 23.1%
- Prison: 15.4%
- Conditional Release Order without Conviction: 15.4%
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 5 months in prison.