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South Australia. 2008 ‘Exemption of Persons from Outside the State.’ Firearms Regulations 2008 (Version: 1.7.2015); Section 8 (Part 2). Adelaide: Parliament of South Australia. 1 September

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8. Exemption of persons from outside the State

(1) This regulation authorises the possession or use of a firearm for a purpose in South Australia only if the possession or use of that firearm for that purpose could be authorised by a firearms licence (disregarding a purpose with which a firearms licence may be endorsed under regulation 11(2)(h)).

(2) Subject to this regulation, a person whose usual place of residence is in another State or a Territory of the Commonwealth may possess or use a firearm for a purpose in South Australia, without holding a firearms licence, if the person is authorised to possess or use that firearm for that purpose under the law of his or her usual place of residence.

(3) Subject to this regulation, a person who moves his or her usual place of residence to South Australia may, for the period of 3 months after moving, possess or use a firearm for a purpose in South Australia, without holding a firearms licence, if the person could possess or use that firearm for that purpose under the law of his or her former place of residence.

(4) Subregulation (3) does not authorise a person to use a class C, D or H firearm in South Australia.

(5) A person who has possession of a firearm under subregulation (2) is not required to register the firearm.

(6) A person referred to in subregulation (2) or (3) who has been issued with a licence or other authority under the law of his or her usual or former place of residence must carry the licence or other authority and produce it to a police officer on request.

(7) A person who has moved his or her usual place of residence to South Australia must, within 7 days after moving apply, under the Act and these regulations for registration of, and for a licence to possess and use, the firearms in his or her possession.

(8) The exemption provided by this regulation does not apply —
(a) in relation to a prescribed firearm; or
(b) in favour of a person who fails to comply with subregulation (6) or (7).

[The Act referred to in this Regulation is the Firearms Act 1977]

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