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Tasmania. 1996 ‘Category A and B Firearms Licence Requirements.’ Firearms Act 1996 (Act as at 4 November 2015); Part 5 (Section 85). Hobart: Legislative Council and House of Assembly. 30 August

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85. Category A and B firearms licence requirements

(1) The holder of a Category A firearms licence or Category B firearms licence must comply with the following requirements in respect of the storage of any firearm to which the licence applies:
(a) if the firearm is not being used, it must be stored in a locked receptacle of an approved type that is -
(i) constructed of hard wood, metal, concrete or any other approved material; and
(ii) not easily penetrable;
(b) a receptacle that weighs less than 150 kg when empty must be fixed to a wall or floor in a manner that prevents easy removal;
(c) the locks of a receptacle must be -
(i) of solid metal; and
(ii) of an approved type;
(d) any ammunition for the firearm must be stored in a locked container of an approved type that is kept separate from the receptacle containing the firearm;
(e) any other prescribed requirement relating to security and safe storage.

Fine not exceeding 20 penalty units or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or both.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a licensee if the licensee satisfies the Commissioner that the licensee has provided alternative arrangements for the storage of firearms in the licensee's possession that are of a standard not less than the requirements specified in this section.

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