Crime Stoppers takes aim at illicit guns in the community

Throughout May and June, Crime Stoppers Australia is encouraging people to help reduce the number of illegal firearms in the community by anonymously sharing information.

With an estimated 260,000 unregistered guns across the nation, all Australians should think about how they would feel if they stayed silent about an illegal gun which was then used to harm or kill someone.

Criminals often go to great lengths to obtain a firearm illegally and then conceal it from authorities, so it’s unlikely they would go to that effort unless they are prepared to use it.

No state or territory is immune from the devastating impacts that come with having illegal firearms in the hands of criminals. We have seen the tragic loss of life and severe injuries that occur when people turn a blind eye and allow illegal firearms to remain in the community.

The demand for illegal firearms is driven by organised crime groups right through to low level individual criminals, who want and use firearms to protect their interests, threaten and intimidate and commit violent acts.

If you suspect that someone has an illegal gun, anonymously share what you know with Crime Stoppers before it is too late. Report safely without the need to say who you are, get involved, or put yourself at risk of harm.

To anonymously share information about an unregistered or illegal gun, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or go online at