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New South Wales. 1996 ‘Licence Categories and Authority Conferred by Licence - Category C.’ Firearms Act 1996 No 46 (Act Current to 24 November 2015); Section 8 (Part 2). Sydney: New South Wales Government. 28 June
Category C licence (prohibited except for limited purposes)
Firearms to which the licence applies:
- self-loading rimfire rifles with a magazine capacity of no more than 10 rounds
- self-loading shotguns with a magazine capacity of no more than 5 rounds
- pump action shotguns with a magazine capacity of no more than 5 rounds.
Any firearm referred to in item 6, 10 or 11 of Schedule 1 is excluded from this licence category. The regulations may prescribe certain other firearms (whether being of a general class or whether described specifically) that are excluded from this licence category.
Authority conferred by the licence:
Authorises the licensee (and any employee of the licensee who is eligible to be issued with a licence and who is authorised by the Commissioner in writing, but only while carrying out duties in connection with the licensee's farming or grazing activities) to possess or use:
(a) no more than one registered self-loading rimfire rifle with a magazine capacity of no more than 10 rounds that is specified in the licence, and
(b) no more than one registered shotgun to which the licence applies that is specified in the licence,
but only for the purpose established by the licensee as being the genuine reason for possessing or using the firearm or using the firearm and only on land used for primary production that is owned or occupied by the licensee or that immediately adjoins that land (provided the licensee has the written permission of the owner or occupier of that adjoining primary production land to possess or use the firearm on that land).
However, the number of firearms authorised under this licence category may be increased if a special need for more than one such rifle, or for more than one such shotgun, is established by the licensee to the satisfaction of the Commissioner (for example because of the size of the rural property concerned, or because the licensee is involved with more than one rural property).