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Schedule 3     Storage and safekeeping requirements for category C, D and H firearms

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1.     The safe or other receptacle is to be constructed of solid steel:

        (a)     that has a minimum thickness of 6 mm in the sides and the door; or

        (b)     that, subject to inspection and approval by the Commissioner, has minimum thicknesses of 3 mm in the sides and 6 mm in the door.

2.     All hinges are to be non-removable and are to be constructed in the same manner as safe-style hinges.

3.     Locks are to be internal and may be combination locks, key locks or electronic locks or a mixture of 2 or more of those kinds of locks.

4.     A safe or other receptacle for the storage of category C or D firearms is to have at least 2 locks.

5.     A safe or other receptacle for the storage of category H firearms is to have:

        (a)     at least one lock; or

        (b)     if the swinging edge is greater than 500 mm – at least 2 locks.

6.     Alternatively, category H firearms may be stored in a compartment inside a receptacle that complies the requirements specified in Schedule 2 (a Schedule 2 receptacle ) if the compartment:

        (a)     is a separate box inside the Schedule 2 receptacle;

        (b)     has a thickness of solid steel that is at least equal to the thickness of the steel in the Schedule 2 receptacle;

        (c)     can only be accessed if the door to the Schedule 2 receptacle is opened first; and

        (d)     is designed so that, in combination with the Schedule 2 receptacle, it provides a double thickness of steel on all sides.

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