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Victoria. 1998 ‘Offence to Carry or Use a Firearm in Certain Places.’ Firearms Act 1996 No. 66 of 1996 (Version No. 080, as of 1 December 2015); Part 7 (Section 130). Melbourne: Department of Justice, Victoria. 31 January

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130. Offence to Carry or Use a Firearm in Certain Places

(1) A person must not carry a loaded firearm or use a firearm in a town or populous place or on any thoroughfare or place open to or used by the public for passage with vehicles.

Penalty: 60 penalty units or 12 months imprisonment.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to —
(a) any police officer or a protective services officer when acting in the course of his or her official duties when so authorised by the Chief Commissioner; or
(ab) any senior IBAC Officer when carrying out the purposes for which firearms may be possessed, carried and used, and as authorised under Part 5 of the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Act 2011; or
(b) any member of a police force or police service of the Commonwealth or of another State or a Territory when carrying or using a firearm issued to him or her for the performance of a detailed duty; or
(c) any person who holds a licence under this Act, issued for the reason of security guard or prison guard when carrying or using a firearm which the guard is authorised to carry or use under the licence and when acting in the course of his or her duties as a security guard or prison guard; or
(d) any person who holds a licence under this Act, when carrying or using a firearm which the person is authorised to carry or use under the licence and who is acting in the course of his or her duties under any relevant law within the meaning of the Conservation, Forests and Lands Act 1987 or under the Livestock Disease Control Act 1994 or the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986.

(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person who carries or uses a firearm with the written permission of the Chief Commissioner…

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