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What is the role of a Theatrical Armourer?

In layman’s terms, A Theatrical Armourer is a qualified person who supplies and monitors the use of weapons on a film set.

However the role of a Theatrical Armourer is far more complex than that. In Australia it is a legal requirement that if imitation or blank firing weapons are to be used for a production, then they must be supplied by an authorised person i.e. “Theatrical Armourer”.

***PLEASE NOTE: GETTING CAUGHT IN PUBLIC WITH IMITATION OR REPLICA (Blank Firing) WEAPONS, HOLD THE SAME FINES AND IMPRISONMENT TERM FOR GETTING CAUGHT WITH A REAL ONE***

A Theatrical Armourer’s job may include: -

Supplying the correct type of firearms/ weapons to suit the character/ film. (They may also supply blank cartridges for those particular weapons)

Coaching the Actors to a level of competence in the safe use of the weapons.

As the film set is considered a ‘Workplace’, the Producer is considered the PCBU (Person Conducting Business or Undertakings) under the Work, Health and Safety Act 2011, However the Armourer must educate and enforce the Work Health and Safety in regards to ‘Duty Of Care’.

Demonstrate how to correctly choreograph the gun/fight sequences for editorial purposes.

Liaising with police and notifying them when and where firearms will be used in view of the public.

Armourer Positions - Definitions for Film Credits

Weaponographer - This is a weapons armourer that directs specific scenes and choreographs the actors and firearms for realism.

Master Weapons Armourer - If two or more armourers are on set, the Master Weapons Armourer is the supervisor.

Assistant Armourer - The assistant or 'best boy' to the armourer.

Armourer or Weapons Co-ordinator - The person responsible for firearm safety and firearms on set.

Prep Armourer - this armourer inspects, tests, customizes, and gets all weapons ready for shipment to the armourers on the set. The Prep Armourer will also break down the script and provide the estimate on guns and blanks etc

Firearms Supplier - This person may supply special or rare collector firearms to an armourer.

Firearm Consultant - This person may be hired in pre-production to study a script for the purpose of recommending which firearms properly fit the period of the story, genre, etc.

Gunsmith - this person most likely will never set foot on the set, but may do some very special customizing to a firearm, that may warrant credit.

Our Theatrical Armourer is licensed in the following

Firearms

(Including Blank Firing Guns)

Theatrical Armourer/ Dealer Licence: 410 628 861

Categories: - A B C D H
Prohibited: - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18

Imitation Firearms:

Imitation Firearms Permit: 410 725 063

(as set out under Section 4D of the Weapons and Firearms Legislation Amendment Act 2010)

Prohibited Weapons &

Prohibited Items

Prohibited Weapons/ Items Permit: 410 883 221

(as set out under Schedule 1 of the Weapons Prohibition Act 1998)

Certificate II - Security Operations
Certificate III - Security Operations
Certificate IV - Security and Risk Management.
Certificate IV - Workplace TAE
HLTAID003 - Apply First Aid
HLTAID006 - Advanced First Aid
Security Licences Held: 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D
'RSA' AND 'PRIVACY' COMPETENCY CARD HELD

A list of all weapons, Props, Costumes and Prices is currently being updated, in the meantime please email with your query.

*Note* Hiring a non-licensed Theatrical Armourer is not only dangerous to the cast and crew, but it is also illegal and can hold expensive fines and/or prosecution.

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