Parliament has unanimously passed a bill giving courts the power to ban criminals from using or accessing fireams.
The Firearms Prohibition Order Legislation Bill passed its third reading with backing from all parties tonight.
It empowers courts to ban anyone convicted of specific crimes - including murder and some family violence offences - from accessing or using guns.
The government said it would reduce firearms-related crime by targeting those most likely to use guns illegally.
Courts will be able to impose a firearms prohibition order - or FPO - that lasts 10 years, and it will be an offence to breach the conditions of this order.