The following table identifies ammunition that has been assessed and/or approved by the authorised officer as not commercially available.

Below the table are explanations of ammunition and commercial availability.

List of approved or Non approved ammunition/calibres as at 17/09/2010.

CalibreComments*Date
 50-70 (50 Govt) HusqvarnaNOT APPROVED ammunition commercially available13/09/2006
.22 Cal Winchester S/ AutoNOT APPROVED manufactured after 01/01/1901 13/06/2006
.22 short (rimfire)NOT APPROVED ammunition available30/09/2005
.230 cal Tranter revolver APPROVED ammunition not commercially available30/11/2007
.255 calibre JeffreyAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available6/10/2005
.30 cal Derringer APPROVED ammunition not commercially available5/12/2007
.30 cal rimfire pepperboxAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available1/09/2005
.30 Calibre Le FaucheuxAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available4/08/2009
.300 Sherwood W/RichardsNOT APPROVED manufactured after 01/01/190120/06/2006
.31 Calibre RocketballAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available11/02/2010
.319 Calibre Predator APPROVED ammunition not commercially available20/01/2006
.32 (.320) S&WAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available14/09/2005
.32 Browning pistolNOT APPROVED ammunition available19/08/2005
.32 cal rimfireAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available14/09/2005
.32 cal S & WNOT APPROVED ammunition available16/02/2005
.32 cal  TeatfireAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available14/09/2005
.32 calibre BelgianAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available25/06/2009
.320 revolverNOT APPROVED ammunition available19/08/2005
.36 calibre Thuer APPROVED ammunition not commercially available1/02/2006
.38 Cal PinfireAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available27/10/2005
.38 cal Short ColtNOT APPROVED ammunition commercially available3/04/2010
.38 calibre Lip-fireAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available6/11/2009
.38 Calibre RimfireAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available1/02/2006
.38 Long ColtNOT APPROVED ammunition available1/08/2005
.380 cal Hollis and SonsNOT APPROVED ammunition commercially available13/11/2006
.380 Cal Webley and ScottNOT APPROVED ammunition commercially available3/04/2010
.41 Long ColtNOT APPROVED ammunition available31/10/2005
.41  rimfireAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available19/08/2005
.42 calibre GlisentiAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available7/10/2008
.44 calibre Henry Flat 1866APPROVED ammunition not commercially available1/06/2006
.44 calibre Merwin HulbertAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available16/01/2009
.442 CalibreAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available5/05/2005
.45 cal Reichs revolverNOT APPROVED ammunition available14/09/2005
.45 cal Smith and Wesson NOT APPROVED ammunition commercially available10/08/2009
.45 calibre Colt Frontier NOT APPROVED ammunition available30/03/2006
.45 Calibre Spanish PinfireAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available29/06/2007
.450 cal NOT APPROVED ammunition available12/05/2005
.455 calibreNOT APPROVED ammunition commercailly available7/12/2006
.476 Enfield Mk1 revolverAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available13/10/2005
.50 calibre pinfireAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available14/09/2005
.50 Calibre RocketballAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available11/02/2010
.500 cal Hollis s/shotNOT APPROVED ammunition available16/02/2006
.539 cal Breechloader rifleAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available10/09/2007
.54 calibre Starr ArmsAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available30/11/2006
.563  cal Westley RichardsAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available1/06/2007
.577 Snider BSA / ENFIELDNOT APPROVED ammunition available1/08/2005
.68 calibre FrenchAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available30/11/2006
10 gauge 2 1/2 " APPROVED ammunition not commercially available29/03/2005
10 gauge Lewis shotgunNOT APPROVED ammunition commercailly available20/09/2006
10mm Belgium pinfireAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available20/03/2006
11.15 x 60 Rmm Mauser  NOT APPROVED ammunition commercialy available10/10/2006
11.4x50Rmm WerndlAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available26/10/2005
11mm Leige (Belgium)APPROVED ammunition not commercially available16/05/2007
11mm  pinfireAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available14/092005
11X59Rmm French Gras  NOT APPROVED ammunition commercialy available30/11/2006
12 gauge Brunn MakerNOT APPROVED ammunition available3/05/2006
12 gauge  pinfireAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available14/09/2005
12mm PinfireAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available30/01/2008
14mm Howdah pistol  APPROVED ammunition not commercially available25/06/2009
16 gauge pinfire shotgunAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available20/08/2007
16 gauge shotgun Daw NOT APPROVED ammunition available13/02/2006
28 cal 30 cal 42 cal PlantAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available24/01/2007
297/230 Morris   APPROVED ammunition not commercially available19/01/2006
31 36 38 41 cal volcanic APPROVED ammunition not commercially available8/06/2006
32-40 RemingtonAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available21/02/2008
35 cal Fabrique Nationale  NOT APPROVED ammunition commercially available21/08/2005
35 Winchester rifle 5 shotNOT APPROVED manufactured after 01/01/19013/05/2006
38-45 cal StevensAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available20/02/2007
38-56 Winchester cartridge NOT APPROVED ammunition commercially available30/10/2009
3mm pinfire Le PetitAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available24/07/2008
40 calibre MaynardAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available18/01/2007
40-60 Winchester cartridgeNOT APPROVED ammunition commercially available30/10/2009
40-60-260 ColtAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available18/01/2007
40-70 SharpsAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available16/02/2006
43 cal Remington EgyptianNOT APPROVED ammunition commercially available2/06/2006
450 Colt NOT APPROVED ammunition available1/08/2005
45-70 GovernmentNOT APPROVED ammunition available13/02/2006
45-75 Winchester NOT APPROVED ammunition available3/05/2006
500/450 rifle Tolley   NOT APPROVED ammunition available13/02/2006
50-95 WinchesterNOT APPROVED ammunition commercially available18/01/2007
56-50 Lever action SpencerNOT APPROVED ammunition commercially available20/06/2006
577/450 calibre Cat BNOT APPROVED ammunition available9/06/2005
5mm BergmannAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available3/08/2007
5mm German PurseAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available25/08/2008
6.5 mm x 53R Steyr   NOT APPROVED ammunition available5/08/2005
6mm Flobert saloonNOT APPROVED ammunition commercially available7/12/2006
6mm pinfire Apache pistolAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available13/06/2006
7.2mm St EtienneAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available25/08/2008
7.65mm  pinfireAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available30/08/2005
7mm  pinfireAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available14/09/2005
7mm  PinfireAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available13/06/2006
8 gauge CashmoreAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available28/05/2008
8mm Mauser  NOT APPROVED ammunition available5/08/2005
8mm  Pinfire LefauchauxAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available10/10/2006
8mm Rast-GasserNOT APPROVED ammunition commercially available19/05/2009
8mm X58R Carl GustafNOT APPROVED ammunition available​3/05/2006
8X50 R LebelNOT APPROVED ammunition commercially available  1/02/2010
8X50RmmAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available12/01/2006
8x60RmmAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available5/12/2005
9mm  pinfireAPPROVED ammunition not commercially available14/09/2005
9mm x 57 Mauser  NOT APPROVED ammunition available1/08/2005
*Denotes:
APPROVED - means ammunition not commercially available
Non Approved - means ammunition is commercially available

Commercial Availability Information

Although the term “commercially available” has not been defined within the Act it is considered that if ammunition is available for purchase here or overseas for the purposes of the Act it is commercially available.

This argument is supported by the World Trade Organisation Marrakesh Agreement contained in the Australian Treaty Series 1995 No 8, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra, where it was held that the term "commercially available" means that the choice between domestic and imported products is unrestricted and depends only on commercial considerations.

Where it comes to the attention of Weapons Licensing that ammunition is available for specific types of antique firearms these matters are referred directly to the Authorised Officer for consideration as per section 154 of the Act.​