Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Harding, Richard W. 1981 ‘Rifle Licensing - Basic Control Patterns.’ Firearms and Violence in Australian Life: an Examination of Gun Ownership and Use in Australia, pp. 20, 28. Nedlands, WA: University of Western Australia Press. 1 December
Rifle Licensing - Basic Control Patterns
Tasmania and Queensland require no licences for rifles, nor need they be registered…
In Victoria, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, a shooter's licence is required; in each case it is for multiple weapons, and in no case is there a supporting registration system for the weapons themselves.
In South Australia, however, all rifles must be registered, even though the shooter's licence is for multiple weapons.
The Northern Territory likewise focusses on recording the current ownership of rifles by a registration system, but… no shooter's licence is required.
In all jurisdictions, shotgun licensing is equated with rifle licensing…