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New South Wales. 2006 ‘Recognition of Interstate Licences - Additional Purposes.’ Firearms Regulation 2006 (2006-512, as at 1 January 2014); Section 25. Sydney: New South Wales Government. 1 September

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25. Recognition of interstate licences - additional purposes

(1) For the purposes of section 26 (1) of the Act, an interstate resident who is the holder of the equivalent of a category A or category B licence is authorised to possess and use a firearm of the relevant kind without the authority of a licence under the Act, but for the following purposes only:
(a) recreational hunting/vermin control,
(b) vertebrate pest animal control,
(c) practising in connection with an approved shooting competition referred to in section 26 (1) of the Act,
(d) taking fish for sale in accordance with the Fisheries Management Act 1994,
(e) supervising a person who, in accordance with section 6B (1) (a) of the Act, possesses or uses a firearm at an approved shooting range.

(2) For the purposes of section 26 (1) of the Act, an interstate resident who is the holder of the equivalent of a category H licence is authorised to possess and use a firearm of the relevant kind without the authority of a licence under the Act, but for the following purposes only:
(a) practising in connection with an approved shooting competition referred to in section 26 (1) of the Act,
(b) supervising a person who, in accordance with section 6B (1) (a) of the Act, possesses or uses a firearm at an approved shooting range.

(3) For the purposes of section 26 (1) of the Act, an interstate resident who is the holder of the equivalent of a category A, category B or category H licence is authorised to possess, but not use, a firearm of the relevant kind without the authority of a licence under the Act, but only so as to authorise possession of the firearm:
(a) after buying it from a licensed firearms dealer in New South Wales, or
(b) while travelling through New South Wales, or
(c) while taking it to a licensed firearms dealer in New South Wales for the purposes of selling the firearm or having it repaired or serviced.

(4) For the purposes of section 26 (1) of the Act, an interstate resident who:
(a) is licensed, under the law of the other State or Territory in which he or she resides, to carry on security activities referred to in section 4 (1) (c) of the Security Industry Act 1997, and
(b) is authorised to possess and use a pistol or shotgun under the law of that other State or Territory for the purposes of business or employment,
is authorised to possess and use the pistol or shotgun in New South Wales but only while carrying on those security activities.

(5) For the purposes of this clause, a firearm is of the relevant kind if it is one to which the corresponding category A, category B or category H licence applies.

['The Act' means the Firearms Act 1996]

ID: Q11984

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