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FIREARMS REGULATIONS - REG 32

Transporting firearms

    (1)     For the purposes of section 66 of the Act, a prohibited firearm or a category A, B, C, D or H firearm may be conveyed:

        (a)     by registered post;

        (b)     by a commercial freight carrier or a common carrier; or

        (c)     in the possession of:

            (i)     the owner of the firearm; or

            (ii)     a person who is licensed to be in possession of the firearm and who has the owner's permission to be in possession of the firearm.

    (2)     Where:

        (a)     a firearm is being conveyed in a motor vehicle; and

        (b)     the motor vehicle is left unattended at a place away from where the firearm is normally stored or secured,

Then:

        (c)     the firearm is to be placed in the boot, the cargo carrying area or some other lockable compartment of the vehicle or is to be secured by means of a firearm securing device;

        (d)     the firearm is to be completely hidden from open view;

        (e)     ammunition for the firearm is to be placed in a lockable compartment of the vehicle (other than the compartment in which the firearm is placed) or in a locked container secured in or on the vehicle; and

        (f)     the person in charge of the vehicle must take all reasonable steps to ensure that, while the vehicle remains unattended, the firearm:

            (i)     is kept safely in the vehicle;

            (ii)     is not stolen or removed from the vehicle; and

            (iii)     does not come into the possession of a person who is not licensed to be in possession of the firearm.



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