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South Australia. 2008 ‘Purposes for Which Firearms May be Used.’ Firearms Regulations 2008 (Version: 1.7.2015); Section 11 (Part 3). Adelaide: Parliament of South Australia. 1 September

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11. Purposes for which firearms may be used

(1) A firearms licence must be endorsed by the Registrar with the purpose or purposes for which the firearm or firearms of the class or classes authorised by the licence may be used by the holder of the licence.

(2) Subject to this regulation, 1 or more of the following purposes may be endorsed on a firearms licence:
(a) use as a member of a shooting club - 1;
(b) target shooting - 2;
(c) hunting - 3;
(d) paint-ball shooting - 4;
(e) use in relation to carrying on the business of primary production or in the course of employment by a person who carries on such a business - 5;
(f) use in the course of carrying on the business of guarding property or use in guarding property in the course of employment by a person who carries on that business - 6;
(g) collecting and displaying firearms;
(h) such other purpose as is approved by the Registrar - 7.

(3) If the purpose of collecting and displaying firearms is endorsed on a licence, no other purpose may be endorsed on the licence.

(4) A licence endorsed with the purpose of collecting and displaying firearms cannot authorise the possession of a prescribed firearm or a class D firearm.

Note —
If a prescribed firearm or a class D firearm is rendered unusable in a manner stipulated by the Registrar it ceases to be a firearm (see definition of firearm in section 5(1) of the Act) and is therefore no longer subject to regulation.

(4a) A licence endorsed with a purpose listed in paragraphs (a) to (f) of subregulation (2) cannot authorise the possession of a regulated imitation firearm.

(5) The endorsement referred to in subregulation (2)(f) operates only so long as the holder of the licence holds an appropriate licence under the Security and Investigation Agents Act 1995.

(6) The holder of a firearms licence who is a member of a recognised firearms club is not entitled to use a firearm for hunting in the course of club activities unless the licence, by separate endorsement, authorises the use of that class of firearm for hunting.

(7) The purposes listed in paragraphs (a) to (h) of subregulation (2) will be sufficiently endorsed on a licence by endorsing on the licence the number appearing at the end of the relevant paragraph.

[The Act referred to in this Regulation is the Firearms Act 1977]

ID: Q2908

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