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Victoria. 1998 ‘Surrender of Firearms and Licence Document.’ Firearms Act 1996 No. 66 of 1996 (Version No. 080, as of 1 December 2015); Part 2 (Section 53). Melbourne: Department of Justice, Victoria. 31 January

Relevant contents

53. Surrender of firearms and licence document

(4) If a person has surrendered a firearm or cartridge ammunition under this section or if a firearm or cartridge ammunition has been seized from a person under this section, that person must dispose of that firearm or cartridge ammunition to a licensed firearms dealer —

(a) if the surrender or seizure is as a consequence of the making of a final order under the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 —
(i) within 3 months of the making the order; or
(ii) if an application for a declaration under section 189 has been made within 3 months of the making of the order, within 28 days of a decision not to make that declaration; or

(ab) if the surrender or seizure is as a consequence of the making of a final order under the Personal Safety Intervention Orders Act 2010 —
(i) within 3 months of making the order; or
(ii) if an application for a declaration under section 189 has been made within 3 months of the making of the order, within 28 days of a decision not to make that declaration; or

(b) if the surrender or seizure is as a consequence of a decision of the Chief Commissioner to cancel or suspend a licence —
(i) if no application for review has been made against the decision, within 28 days of the making of the decision; or
(ii) if an application for review of the decision has been made, within 28 days of the confirmation of the decision under that procedure; or
(iii) if an application for a declaration has been made under section 189(1A) within 56 days of the making of the decision, within 28 days of the making of a decision not to make that declaration; or

(c) if the surrender or seizure is as a consequence of any other cancellation of a licence, within 28 days of the cancellation.

Penalty: 60 penalty units or 12 months imprisonment.

ID: Q2667

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