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Victoria. 1998 ‘Provisional General Category Handgun Licences.’ Firearms Act 1996 No. 66 of 1996 (Version No. 080, as of 1 December 2015); Part 2 (Section 58A). Melbourne: Department of Justice, Victoria. 31 January
58A. Provisional general category handgun licences
(1) The Chief Commissioner may grant a provisional licence to a member of an approved handgun target shooting club (who does not hold a handgun target shooting licence) to carry or use the classes of general category handguns specified in the provisional licence at approved handgun target shooting matches and handgun target shoots.
(2) The Chief Commissioner must not grant a provisional licence under this section —
(a) if the applicant is a prohibited person; or
(b) unless the Chief Commissioner is satisfied that the applicant is a fit and proper person to hold such a licence; or
(c) in the case of an applicant who is of or over 12 years of age and under 18 years of age, unless —
(i) the applicant has the written consent of his or her parent or guardian; or
(ii) the person who is to provide the instruction to the applicant has the consent of the applicant's parent or guardian; or
(d) for any other prescribed reason…
(3) A provisional licence under this section remains in force for a period of no less than 6 months and no more than 12 months (as specified by the Chief Commissioner in the licence).
(4) A provisional licence under this section may not be renewed.
(5) A provisional licence under this section is subject to the condition that the holder of the licence must, within 3 months of the grant of the licence, complete a course in handgun safety approved by the Chief