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Victoria. 1998 ‘Definitions.’ Firearms Act 1996 No. 66 of 1996 (Version No. 080, as of 1 December 2015); Part 1 (Section 3). Melbourne: Department of Justice, Victoria. 31 January

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Definitions

(1) In this Act —
category A longarm means any of the following —
(a) an airgun;
(b) a rimfire rifle (other than a semi-automatic rimfire rifle);
(c) a shotgun (other than a pump action or semi-automatic shotgun);
(d) any combination of a shotgun and rimfire rifle;

category B longarm means any of the following —
(a) a muzzle loading firearm;
(b) a centre fire rifle (other than an automatic or a semi-automatic centre fire rifle);
(c) any combination of a shotgun and centre fire rifle;
(d) a black powder, ball firing cannon;

category C longarm means any of the following —
(a) a semi-automatic rimfire rifle with a magazine capacity of no more than 10 rounds;
(b) a semi-automatic shotgun with a magazine capacity of no more than 5 rounds;
(c) a pump action shotgun with a magazine capacity of no more than 5 rounds;
(d) a tranquilliser gun;

category D longarm means any of the following —
(a) a semi-automatic rimfire rifle with a magazine capacity of more than 10 rounds;
(b) a semi-automatic shotgun with a magazine capacity of more than 5 rounds;
(c) a pump action shotgun with a magazine capacity of more than 5 rounds;
(d) a semi-automatic centre fire rifle;
(e) any other firearm prescribed for the purposes of this category;
(f) any other firearm that is declared under section 3A(1) to be a category D longarm;
(g) any other firearm that is declared under section 3B(1)(a) to be a category D longarm;

category E handgun means any of the following —
(a) a machine gun that is a handgun;
(b) any handgun prescribed for the purposes of this category;
(c) any other firearm that is declared under section 3A(1) to be a category E handgun;

category E longarm means any of the following —
(a) a machine gun that is a longarm;
(b) a tear gas gun or projector;
(c) a shotgun or rifle with a length of less than 75 centimetres measured parallel to the barrel;
(d) a mortar, bazooka, rocket propelled grenade or similar large calibre military firearm designed to fire an explosive or projectile or any other similar prescribed firearm;
(da) a cannon which is not a black powder ball firing cannon;
(e) any other firearm prescribed for the purposes of this category;
(f) any other firearm that is declared under section 3A(1) to be a category E longarm;
(g) any other firearm that is declared under section 3B(1)(b) to be a category E longarm;

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