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South Australia. 2008 ‘Exemption From Requirement to be Licensed.’ Firearms Regulations 2008 (Version: 1.7.2015); Section 23 (Part 3). Adelaide: Parliament of South Australia. 1 September

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23. Exemption from requirement to be licensed

(1) An offence is not committed against section 11 of the Act in the following circumstances:
(a) by a person of or over the age of 14 years but under the age of 18 years who has possession of or uses a registered firearm if —
(i) he or she is with, and is under the continuous supervision of, his or her parent or guardian or some other person approved by his or her parent or guardian; and
(ii) the person providing the supervision holds a firearms licence authorising possession of the firearm for the purpose for which it is being used;
(b) by a person of or over the age of 14 years but under the age of 18 years who has possession of or uses a firearm if that person is (with the consent of his or her parent or guardian) with, and is under the continuous supervision of, a recognised coach who holds a firearms licence authorising possession of the firearm for the purpose for which it is being used;
(c) by a person who has possession of or uses a firearm for the purpose of a course or examination in the safe handling, carriage and use of firearms if that person is with, and is under the continuous supervision of, a person authorised by the Registrar to conduct the course or examination;
(d) by a person of or over the age of 18 years who has possession of or uses a firearm if that person is with, and is under the continuous supervision of, a person who is registered as the owner of the firearm and who holds a firearms licence authorising possession of the firearm for the purpose for which it is being used;
(e) by a person who has possession of or uses a class C firearm on the grounds of a recognised firearms club that is affiliated with The South Australian Clay Target Association Inc. or the Australian Clay Target Association Inc. for the purpose of shooting in an activity of the club conducted in accordance with the rules of the Australian Clay Target Association Inc. if that person is with, and is under the continuous supervision of, a person who holds a firearms licence authorising possession of the firearm for the purpose for which it is being used;
(f) by a person of or over the age of 14 years but under the age of 18 years who has possession of or uses a firearm at facilities provided by the South Australian Sports Institute if that person is (with the consent of his or her parent or guardian) with, and under the continuous supervision of, a person who holds a firearms licence authorising possession of the firearm for the purpose for which it is being used;
(g) by a person of any age who has possession of or uses a firearm (including a prescribed firearm) —
(i) in the course of rehearsal for, or the performance of, a theatrical production; or
(ii) in the course of rehearsal for, or the filming of, a scene in the production of a film, if that person is under the continuous supervision of a person who holds a firearms licence authorising possession of the firearm for the purpose for which it is being used.

(2) An offence is not committed against section 11 of the Act by a person who is of or over the age of 10 years but under the age of 14 years in the circumstances set out in subregulation (1)(a) or (b) if the firearm concerned is a class A firearm.

(3) For the purposes of subregulation (1)(d), a person will be taken to be registered as the owner of a firearm if he or she is the nominee of a body, whether incorporate or unincorporate, that is registered as the owner of the firearm.

(4) In this regulation —
recognised coach means a person who has been recognised by a recognised firearms club as being a fit and proper person to instruct others in the skills of using firearms.

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

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