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Lock Picking legality in Australia

As Australia’s leading online lock pick shop, we’re always asked if lock picking is legal. And if there are any grey areas.

It’s a taboo topic, and until now no-one has provided all the answers. A lot of the advice out there is confusing and contradictory, and many of our customers turn to Dr Google as their legal advisor – which is risky business.

Unless you know what’s legal and illegal when picking locks, you could end up on the wrong side of the law.

You can download our ebook on the laws and rules in Australia, for free!

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The topic of lock picking has always been vague and would pop up all over forums on the internet. Before now, nobody has ever explicitly answered all these questions, a handful of sell appointed internet lawyers, only adding more confusion to the subject. In our free ebook, we’ll answer these questions and more!

Questions we answer:

Is it legal to buy lock picking tools in Australia?
Is lock picking legal in Australia?
Can I carry my lockpicking gear around with me?
What does ‘intent’ mean?
Do I have to be a locksmith to own buy lock picking tools?
Can I carry lock picks when travelling?
Are the lock picking laws in my state different?
Lock Picking code of conduct.
Lock Picking Rules
The topic was always very vague and would pop up all over forums on the internet. PickPals is the only source for verified information about the laws and lock picking in Australia.

How to get a copy

You can get a free copy of Lock Picking in Australia: Lock Picking Laws, Legality and You by entering your details below. This will automatically subscribe you to free updates and other freebies. We won’t use your information for anything else, and you can opt out at any time.

Once you’ve filled in the form below, you’ll receive a private link to the PDF that you can download.

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Read it? Like it? Share it!

Downloaded and read the eBook? Thank you. It means a lot to us. If you liked it, we’d be stoked if you’d share it with your lock pick mates.

Here’s how:

  1. Email them a link to the this page
  2. Share it on Facebook
  3. Print it and give a copy to your mates

The more we share this information with our lock picking community, the more we can educate both lock pickers and non-lock pickers and keep our sport legal.

You can also email us to tell us what you thought about the eBook. We’re always open to feedback – and helping you get the most out of the lock picking sport.

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