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New South Wales. 1996 ‘Licence Categories and Authority Conferred by Licence - Category D.’ Firearms Act 1996 No 46 (Act Current to 24 November 2015); Section 8 (Part 2). Sydney: New South Wales Government. 28 June

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Category D licence (prohibited except for official purposes)

Firearms to which the licence applies:
- self-loading centre-fire rifles
- self-loading rimfire rifles with a magazine capacity of more than 10 rounds
- self-loading shotguns with a magazine capacity of more than 5 rounds
- pump action shotguns with a magazine capacity of more than 5 rounds
- any firearm to which a category C licence applies.

Any firearm referred to in item 5, 6, 9, 10 or 11 of Schedule l 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:

The licensee is authorised to possess or use a registered firearm to which the licence applies, but only for the purpose established by the licensee as being the genuine reason for possessing or using the firearm.

However, in the case of a licensee who is a person referred to in paragraph (c) of the genuine reason of vertebrate pest animal control, the authority conferred by the licence is restricted as follows:

(a) the licensee is authorised to possess or use no more than one registered firearm to which the licence applies,
(b) the licensee is authorised to use the firearm only on the rural property specified in the licence.

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