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Victoria. 1998 ‘Interstate Licence Holders - Permanent Residents.’ Firearms Act 1996 No. 66 of 1996 (Version No. 080, as of 1 December 2015); Part 11 (Section 187). Melbourne: Department of Justice, Victoria. 31 January

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187. Interstate licence holders—permanent residents

(1) A person who —
(a) is the holder of a licence in another State or a Territory which corresponds with a category A or B longarms licence; and
(b) has notified the Chief Commissioner that he or she intends to permanently reside in Victoria —
is, for a period of 3 months after that notification is given, deemed to be —
(c) the holder of a category A or B longarms licence (as the case requires); and
(d) authorised under that licence to possess, carry or use any firearm which that person was so authorised to possess, carry or use under the licence issued in the other State or Territory.

(2) A person who —
(a) is the holder of a licence in another State or a Territory which corresponds with a category C or D longarms licence or a handgun licence for general category handguns; and
(b) has notified the Chief Commissioner that he or she intends to permanently reside in Victoria —
is, for a period of 7 days after that notification is given —
(c) deemed to be the holder of a category C or D longarms licence or a handgun licence for general category handguns (as the case requires); and
(d) authorised under that licence to possess, carry or use any firearm which that person was so authorised to possess, carry or use under the licence issued in the other State or Territory —
and, in the case of a person who, within the period of 7 days, applies to the Chief Commissioner for a licence under Part 2 to possess, carry or use any such firearm, is authorised to possess any such firearm until the outcome of the application is determined…

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