Citation(s) from the literature library

Victoria. 1998 ‘Longarm Licences for Category C and D Longarms and Handgun Licences for General Category Handguns.’ Firearms Act 1996 No. 66 of 1996 (Version No. 080, as of 1 December 2015); Schedule 4 (Section 2). Melbourne: Department of Justice, Victoria. 31 January

Relevant contents

2. Longarm licences for category C or category D longarms and handgun licences for general category handguns

(1) The firearm must be stored in a steel safe —
(a) which is of a thickness that is not easily penetrable; and
(b) which, if it weighs less than 150 kilograms when it is empty, must be bolted to the structure of the premises where the firearm is authorised to be kept; and
(c) which, when any firearm is stored in it, is locked.

(2) If more than 15 firearms are stored on the premises where the firearm is stored, the premises must be fitted with an intruder alarm system —
(a) the installation, maintenance and operation of which complies with Australian Standard 2201.1:2007 (as amended from time to time); and
(b) which, in the event of an intrusion, activates an audible alarm warning device and an external visible alarm warning light.

(2A) The key to the container in which the firearm is stored must —
(a) be carried by the holder of the licence; or
(b) be kept securely in a separate room from the container —
when the container is not being accessed.

(3) Any cartridge ammunition for the firearm must be stored in a locked container separate from the safe in which the firearm must be stored.

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