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New South Wales. 1996 ‘Probationary Pistol Licences.’ Firearms Act 1996 No 46 (Act Current to 24 November 2015); Section 16A (Part 2). Sydney: New South Wales Government. 28 June

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16A. Probationary pistol licences

(1) A category H1 (sport/target shooting) licence that is issued to a person who has never held such a licence is to be issued as a probationary pistol licence.

(2) A probationary pistol licence is subject to the following conditions:

(a) for the first 6 months of the term of the licence, the licensee must not possess or use a pistol except:
(i) while on the premises of a pistol shooting club and under the supervision of a person who is the holder of a category H (sport/target shooting) licence that is not a probationary pistol licence, and
(ii) in connection with the requirement referred to in paragraph (b),

(b) the licensee must, by the end of that 6-month period, have completed to the satisfaction of the Commissioner a firearm training and safety training course conducted by the pistol shooting club of which the licensee is a member.

(3) If:

(a) the holder of a probationary pistol licence applies for a category H (sport/target shooting) licence before the term of the probationary pistol licence expires, and
(b) the application has not been dealt with by the time the probationary pistol licence expires,

the authority conferred by the probationary pistol licence continues until such time as the person is notified of the issue of, or refusal of, the category H (sport/target shooting) licence.

(4) This section does not limit the conditions to which a probationary pistol licence is subject.

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