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Australian State Law Regarding Ownership of Daggers and Similar

Queensland

As of October 2016, We became a Queensland business. All our knives are made in Queensland so we are governed by state weapon laws, not federal import laws. All our knives abide completely by the laws of Queensland. You can find a copy of the Queensland legislation here and knives are covered in Category M - http://www.police.qld.gov.au/programs/weaponsLicensing/fees/Documents/Category-M-Bladed-Weapons.pdf

New South Wales

Our products also comply with all laws under the NSW State Government regarding prohibited and controlled weapons as stated in the NSW Police Force Firearms Registry Schedule 1 - Prohibited Weapons.  See here for further information - https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/#/view/act/1998/127

Daggers and karambits are not prohibited items to own in Queensland and NSW (but cannot be carried on the person without lawful reason)

Victoria

Many of the products we manufacture are prohibited or controlled in Victoria. However, collectors can get an exemption to own these items by joining a collectors organisation such as the Victorian Historical and Edged Weapons Collectors Guild. You can find them at http://swordcollectorsguild.org.au/

There is a lot of misconception about Victorian weapon laws about who can legally own daggers. The following Victorian Government Gazette has detailed information on dagger ownership. Please refer to page 103. It states, in section 9, that a membership in a collector club will provide you with an exemption to own a dagger in Victorian so long as you abide by safe storage requirements. The list of collectors clubs is listed following that table in Schedule 2, which lists the Victorian Historical and Edged Weapons Collectors Guild as a valid club for the purposes of the exemption. You can find the Gazette at this link - http://www.gazette.vic.gov.au/gazette/Gazettes2014/GG2014G023.pdf#page=2

Western Australia

Daggers are a controlled item, meaning you DO NOT need a permit. However their use and carry is restricted. They are allowed for individuals to own at home in their collection without a permit. A dagger is defined by WA state law as;

A sharp pointed stabbing knife having —
(a) a flat blade, exceeding 8 cm in length with
non-serrated cutting edges along the length of
both sides
; or
(b) a needle-like blade, the cross section of which
is elliptical or has 3 or more sides.

The legislation is here - https://www.legislation.wa.gov.au/legislation/statutes.nsf/law_a1942_subsidiary.html

DISCLAIMER

The above is not legal advice. We are not qualified to give legal advice. We provide this information as a free service and it is based on our unqualified interpretation of state law. If you wish to purchase our products you must seek your own legal advice. ZU Bladeworx Australia PTY LTD is not responsible for you being charged with owning something that is NOT legal to own in your own state. We will not be responsible for any interstate or overseas knife seizures. The loss is yours. We cannot take returns from overseas as many of our products are Queensland legal under state law but not legal to import back into Australia without prior authorisation and permits.

General Information

  • Our products are only available to adults 18+
  • We advise you to make use of protective equipment, such as safety glasses and gloves, when using our equipment.
  • Our tools are not designed or suitable to be thrown.
  • Our products are all warrantied against manufacturer defects.
  • Our products are not warrantied against deliberate abuse.
  • Returns are generally not accepted unless there are special circumstances.  Please contact us first before returning any items. We reserve the right to refuse any warranty claim if we feel the tool was abused or used in a way not suitable for the design of the tool. 
  • It is your responsibility to ensure ownership of our product in your location is in compliance with your local laws (use the information above to help determine laws on the East Coast of Australia).
  • If purchasing from overseas, ZU Bladeworx is never responsible for your loss if your purchase is seized by your own Customs department.

By purchasing our tools, you warranty Zu Bladeworx against any future claim for any damage, injury, or death, accidental or on purpose, caused by our tools.  If you do not agree to this, do not purchase our tools.  At no time can a claim be brought against ZU Bladeworx for any damage, injury, or death, accidental or on purpose, resulting from using or owning one of our tools.