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Australian Capital Territory. 1996 ‘Offence - Storage Requirements for Category C, D and H Licences.’ Australian Capital Territory Firearms Act 1996 (A1996-74 - Republication No.45, effective 27 April 2016); Part 12 (Section 182). Canberra: ACT Parliamentary Counsel. 1 January

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182 Offence - storage requirements for category C, D and H licences

(1) The holder of a category C, category D or category H licence must comply with the following requirements in relation to each registered firearm held under the licence:
(a) when the firearm is not being used or carried, it must be stored in a locked steel safe —
(i) of a type approved by the registrar that can not be easily penetrated; and
(ii) bolted to the structure of the premises where the firearm is authorised to be kept;
(b) any ammunition for the firearm must be stored in a locked container of a type approved by the registrar and that is kept separate from the safe containing the firearm;
(c) the other requirements relating to security and safe storage that are prescribed.

Maximum penalty: imprisonment for 2 years.

(2) A licensee need not comply with the requirements of this section if the licensee satisfies the registrar 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 set out in this section.

ID: Q2566

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