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Victoria. 2008 ‘Prescribed Purposes for Applying for Longarm and General Category Handgun Licences.’ Firearms Regulations 2008 (S.R. No. 22/2008); Sections 24 (Part 6). Melbourne: Department of Justice. 8 April

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24. Prescribed purposes for applying for longarm and general category handgun licences

(1) For the purposes of section 10(1)(e) of the Act, a category A longarm licence may be issued —
(a) for the purposes of the training and trialling, with a shotgun, of gundogs; or
(b) for the purposes of —
(i) historical re-enactments (where the exemption in item 10 of Schedule 3 does not apply); or
(ii) public ceremonial events; or
(c) for the purposes of starting or finishing sporting events with a shotgun.

(2) For the purposes of section 10(1)(e) of the Act, a category B longarm licence may be issued —
(a) for the purposes of —
(i) historical re-enactments (where the exemption in item 10 of Schedule 3 does not apply); or
(ii) public ceremonial events; or
(b) for the purposes of starting or finishing sporting events with a muzzle loading firearm or a black powder ball firing cannon.

(3) For the purposes of section 13(1)(a) of the Act, a category E longarm licence may be issued for the purposes of —
(a) historical re-enactments (where the exemption in item 10 of Schedule 3 does not apply); or
(b) public ceremonial events —
using firearms which have been modified to be incapable of firing cartridge ammunition.

[The Act referred to in this Regulation is the Firearms Act 1996]

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