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Western Australia. 1973 ‘Licences.’ Firearms Act 1973 (Version 05-00-00, reprinted under the Reprints Act 1984 as at 13 February 2015); Section 16. Perth: State Law Publisher. 18 October

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16. Licences

(1) The licences which may be issued under this Act are —
(a) a Firearm Licence, which entitles the holder to possess, carry, and lawfully use the firearm named and identified in that licence, and ammunition for that firearm; and
(b) a Firearm Collector's Licence, which entitles the holder to possess, but not to carry or use, the firearm named and identified in that licence; and
(c) a Corporate Licence, which may be issued in the corporate or trading name of any bank, financial institution, Government department, State instrumentality or other organisation approved by the Commissioner and entitles that organisation to possess the firearms named and identified in that licence, together with ammunition therefor, and, subject to section 16A, authorises that organisation to permit any person to whom subsection (2) applies to possess, carry and use any such firearm or ammunition either
(i) on the premises of the organisation; or
(ii) in the course of carrying out a function approved by the Commissioner and authorised by that organisation,
in accordance with the terms, restrictions, limitations and conditions applicable to that licence; and
(d) a Dealer's Licence, which entitles the holder to deal in firearms and ammunition on the premises named and identified in that licence, to receive firearms for the purpose of their being dismantled for parts, and to arrange for the repair or servicing of firearms by the holder of a Repairer's Licence, and authorises the holder or an employee or partner of the holder to have in his possession, and to carry in the ordinary course of the business of that dealer, any such firearm or ammunition or to use it for the purpose of testing it or of demonstrating it to a prospective purchaser; and
(e) a Repairer's Licence, which entitles the holder to —
(i) repair firearms belonging to persons who are authorised by this Act or any other law to possess them; and
(ii) possess ammunition for those firearms,
on the premises named and identified in that licence, and authorises the holder or an employee or partner of the holder to have in his possession, and to carry in the ordinary course of the business of that repairer, any such firearm or ammunition and to use any such firearm or ammunition for the purpose of testing it; and
(f) a Manufacturer's Licence, which entitles the holder to manufacture firearms or ammunition of the kind specified in that licence on the premises named and identified in that licence and to sell and dispose of such firearms and ammunition at those premises, and authorises the holder or an employee or partner of the holder to have in his possession, and to carry in the ordinary course of the business of that manufacturer, any such firearm or ammunition and to use any such firearm or ammunition for the purpose of testing it or of demonstrating it to a prospective purchaser;
(g) a Shooting Gallery Licence, which entitles the holder to conduct a shooting gallery in accordance with the regulations on the premises specified in that licence; and
(h) an Ammunition Collector's Licence, which entitles the holder to possess and carry, but not to use, ammunition not exceeding such quantity as may be specified in that licence and not being of a type prescribed as being ammunition to which such a licence does not apply.

(2) An organisation which holds a Corporate Licence may permit a person who is —
(a) an employee of that organisation; or
(b) in respect to any particular act or omission authorised by the organisation —
(i) an agent of the organisation; or
(ii) a person acting at the request of and on behalf of the organisation; or
(c) a person employed in the Public Sector by or under an employing authority, within the meaning of the Public Sector Management Act 1994, who is required or authorised by the organisation to act on behalf of the organisation in respect to a relevant act or omission, to possess, carry or use a firearm or ammunition in accordance with that licence.

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