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Discussion in 'Knife Laws' started by Randy Kickass, Jun 14, 2008.
Hi, can any one tell me what the Knife carry laws are in Australia.
Depends on what state you are in. To a lesser extent it can also depend on what part of what state you're in. For example, it is technically illegal to carry any knife in NSW, however, practically speaking, whether or not you end up with problems will depend on where you are, (city or bush), what sort of knife it is, what you're doing at the time and what any cop that might be looking at you might decide at the time.
saks are legal in QLD, the other states you need a reasonable excuse to carry any knife, SAKs usually won't attract much attention though, a fixed blade in the woods won't attract cops, with reasonable excuses i mean like food/drink preperation, occupation, or recreational activites requiring a knife, and having a reasonable knife for the task, like a folder for eating an apple. AO, automatic knives, push daggers, and balisongs are illegal unless you have a permit.
Yeah, to add to what he said......you cant carry a knife for self defense, or any object for that matter. You have to have a legal reason to carry one, such as being a tradesman and needing it for work and than it has to be appropriate for the task......also it depends on how you are perceived by the police officer.....I saw a rough looking gentleman at a gas station going to pay for the fuel when he was approached by an officer and made to take off his multi-tool he had in a pouch on his belt and place it in the boot of his car.....so you never know.....