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Victoria. 1998 ‘Conditions Applying to Handgun Licences.’ Firearms Act 1996 No. 66 of 1996 (Version No. 080, as of 1 December 2015); Part 2 (Section 16). Melbourne: Department of Justice, Victoria. 31 January

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16. Conditions applying to handgun licences

(1) A handgun licence is subject to —
(a) the general conditions specified in items 1, 2 and 3 of Schedule 1; and
(b) the special conditions specified in item 3 of Schedule 2; and
(c) any other conditions imposed on the licence or the category of licence by the Chief Commissioner.

(2) If a person is the holder of a handgun target shooting licence, the licence is subject to the following conditions —
(a) the holder must not participate in target shooting for any purpose other than the purpose of preparing for and competing in approved handgun target shooting matches;
(b) if the holder is a member of more than one approved handgun target shooting club, the holder must nominate one such club to be his or her principal club.

(3) A handgun target shooting licence under which the holder possesses, carries or uses general category handguns is subject to the condition that in each calendar year for which the holder holds the licence, for the number of specified classes of handgun possessed, carried or used under the licence, he or she must, on at least 10 separate days, participate in at least the total number of —
(a) handgun target shoots; or
(b) approved handgun target shooting matches; or
(c) a combination of the number of handgun target shoots and handgun target shooting matches…

(4) Of the number of matches and shoots that the holder of a handgun target shooting licence is required to participate in under subsection (3) in any calendar year —
(a) at least 6 must be approved handgun target shooting matches; and
(b) at least 4 must be participated in for each specified class of:handgun; and
(c) participation may be either as a competitor, supervisor, competition judge or range officer but at least 6 must be participated in as a competitor.

(5) [Repealed]
(6) [Repealed]

(7) For the purposes of this section, a person who conducts a handgun safety course, that is of a class of such courses that has been approved by the Chief Commissioner, is deemed to have competed in an approved handgun target shooting match.

(8) For the purposes of this section, a handgun target shoot must be —
(a) a handgun target shoot that is —
(i) conducted for the purposes of preparation for participation in an approved handgun target shooting match; and
(ii) organised by an approved handgun target shooting club; and
(iii) conducted on an approved shooting range; or
(b) a handgun target shoot conducted in another State or a Territory or a place outside Australia that is recognised by the Chief Commissioner under subsection (12)(b) as complying with paragraph (a).

(8A) If, in any calendar year, the holder of a handgun target shooting licence —
(a) holds the licence for less than the calendar year; or
(b) holds the licence in respect of a specified class of handguns for less than the calendar year —
the conditions applying to the licence under this section as to participation in approved handgun target shooting matches and handgun target shoots apply proportionately, based on whole calendar months, for that year, after rounding down to the nearest whole number of such matches and shoots.

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