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FIREARMS REGULATIONS - REG 25

Storage and safe keeping requirements for firearms collector licences

    (1)     The following storage and safe keeping requirements apply to premises or a part of premises used by the holder of a firearms collector licence to store firearms under the licence:

        (a)     the premises or the part of the premises must be a permanent building and all windows and doors to the building must be fitted with locks;

        (b)     a storage room in which firearms are stored must comply with the following:

            (i)     all walls must be sufficiently solid to provide a physical barrier to entry;

            (ii)     all windows are to be fitted with security screens;

            (iii)     all doors must be made of solid material or covered by a steel sheet or reinforced steel mesh that is firmly fixed;

            (iv)     all doors must be fitted with locks of the dead latch type or an extra hasp and padlock must be fitted;

            (v)     all doors must be fitted with hinges that are concealed or that have had the hinge pins welded;

            (vi)     all lockable containers in the room must be constructed of steel or similar strong material and must be fitted with hinges that are concealed or that have had the hinge pins welded.

    (2)     The following storage and safekeeping requirements apply to firearms possessed under a firearms collector licence:

        (a)     category A firearms and category B firearms may be displayed if:

            (i)     the firearms are displayed in a rack that is fixed to a solid wall; and

            (ii)     the firearms are secured in the rack by a high tensile cable or chain, with a minimum diameter of 4 mm, that passes through the trigger guard of each firearm and is padlocked to a wall or other immovable fixture;

        (b)     category C firearms may be displayed if the firearms are in a lockable display cabinet designed so that the firearms in the cabinet cannot be readily removed;

        (c)     category D firearms and category H firearms must be stored in a locked container in a storage room complying with the requirements of subregulation (1)(b) and may be displayed only in the presence of the holder of the firearms collector licence.



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