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Victoria. 1998 ‘Reasons for Applying for Longarm Licence, Category D.’ Firearms Act 1996 No. 66 of 1996 (Version No. 080, as of 1 December 2015); Part 2 (Section 12). Melbourne: Department of Justice, Victoria. 31 January
12. Reasons for applying for a longarm licence, category D
(1) The Chief Commissioner must not issue a longarm licence for category D longarms unless —
(a) the applicant can demonstrate that the licence is required for one of the following reasons —
(i) professional hunting;
(ii) an official, commercial or prescribed purpose or for a purpose authorised by an Act or regulations; and
(b) in the case of an applicant who requires the licence for professional hunting, the Chief Commissioner is satisfied that the quarry the applicant proposes to hunt cannot be hunted with any category of firearm other than a category D longarm.
(2) For the purposes of demonstrating that the licence is required for —
(a) professional hunting, the applicant must produce evidence that he or she is substantially dependant on hunting as a source of income and enters into formal engagements or contracts to hunt professionally;
(b) for a purpose specified in subsection (1)(a)(ii), the applicant must produce evidence that the licence is required for that purpose.