Ammunition which has been fired, but has not functioned as designed, can be particularly dangerous as all the normal safety features have been overcome. In this case very little handling may be needed to make the item of ammunition function. This ammunition is known as Unexploded Ordnance (UXO).
If you should find a suspicious item, that may be UXO, do not touch or disturb it. It's been there for many years, it won't hurt you if you don't disturb it.
Contact POLICE they will arrange for military experts to attend and dispose of it.
Follow these simple ‘Actions on finding a suspicious item’:
Unless the UXO was deliberately disturbed (picked up, played with, kicked, thrown, etc), there are no known instances in Australia where an item of UXO has injured a member of the public.
The following pages of this website will provide you with a good understanding of what UXO are, where it is likely to be found within Australia and what you should do if you encounter it.