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South Australia. 1977 ‘Dealer's Licence.’ Firearms Act 1977 (Version: 7.2.2014); Section 17 (Part 3). Adelaide: Parliament of South Australia. 12 May

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17. Dealer's licence

(1) An application for a dealer's licence —
(a) must be made to the Registrar in the prescribed manner and form; and
(b) must contain the prescribed information; and
(c) must be accompanied by any certificates, declarations, references, reports or other documents required by the regulations or by the Registrar; and
(d) must be accompanied by the prescribed fee.

(2) The Registrar may require an applicant —
(a) to furnish such further information as may be necessary to enable the Registrar to determine the application; or
(b) to verify by statutory declaration information furnished in relation to the application.

(3) Subject to this section, where an application for a dealer's licence is properly made, the Registrar may only refuse the application if —
(a) the Registrar is not satisfied that —
(i) the applicant is a fit and proper person to hold such a licence; or
(ia) a close associate of the applicant is a fit and proper person to be a close associate of the holder of such a licence; or
(ib) the applicant is to be the person primarily responsible for the management of the business intended to be carried on under such a licence; or
(ii) the premises at which the applicant intends carrying on the business of dealing in firearms or ammunition is appropriate for that purpose; or
(b) the applicant is not usually resident in this State.

(3a) A dealer's licence does not authorise dealing in class C or D firearms unless it is endorsed to that effect.

(4) A dealer's licence is subject to —
(a) a condition that the licensee must not deal in prescribed firearms; and
(b) any conditions prescribed by the regulations; and
(c) any conditions imposed by the Registrar.

(4a) The Registrar may impose licence conditions pursuant to subsection (4) on the grant or renewal of the licence or at any time during the term of the licence.

(4b) A licence condition imposed pursuant to subsection (4)(c) during the term of the licence does not operate until the Registrar has given the holder of the licence (either personally or by registered post) notice in writing of the condition.

(4c) The Registrar may, on his or her own initiative or on the application of the holder of a dealer's licence, vary or revoke a licence condition.

(4d) A variation or revocation of a licence condition under subsection (4c) does not operate until the Registrar has given the holder of the licence (either personally or by registered post) notice in writing of the variation or revocation.

(5) A dealer's licence that authorises dealing in ammunition but not firearms must be endorsed to that effect.

(6) A dealer's licence cannot be granted to a person under the age of 18.

ID: Q2892

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