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New South Wales. 1996 ‘Applications for Licences.’ Firearms Act 1996 No 46 (Act Current to 24 November 2015); Section 10 (Part 2). Sydney: New South Wales Government. 28 June

Relevant contents

10. Applications for licences

(1) An application for a licence must be made in the manner, and be accompanied by the fee, prescribed by the regulations.

(2) An applicant for a licence must:
(a) if the applicant is a natural person, be of or above the age of 18, and
(b) provide proof of the applicant's identity in accordance with the requirements under the Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988 of the Commonwealth that apply in respect of the opening of a bank account, and
(c) provide such other particulars or documents as may be prescribed by the regulations.

(3) An applicant, at the time of applying for a licence, is to be provided with the following:
(a) information concerning any firearms safety training course that is required by the regulations to be completed by the applicant,
(b) information concerning the firearm storage and safety requirements under this Act…

Note. Only persons of or above the age of 18 can apply for (and be issued with) a licence. However under section 32, minor's firearms permits are available for certain minors (ie persons under 18 but who are of or above the age prescribed by the regulations). These permits authorise minors to possess and use firearms, under the supervision of a licence holder, for the purpose of receiving safe instruction in the use of firearms, and for competing in shooting events in the case of a minor's target pistol permit.

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