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FIREARMS ACT - SECT 14

Period of licence

    (1)     Subject to this Act:

        (a)     a shooter's licence that authorises the possession or use of:

            (i)     category A or category B firearms remains in force for 10 years; and

            (ii)     category C firearms remains in force for 5 years; and

            (iii)     category D firearms remains in force for 5 years or a shorter period as determined by the Commissioner and specified in the licence; and

            (iv)     category H firearms remains in force for 5 years; and

        (b)     a firearms club junior licence remains in force until the holder attains the age of 18 years; and

        (c)     a firearms armourer licence, firearms dealer licence and firearms corporate licence remains in force for 5 years; and

        (d)     a firearms employee licence remains in force for 5 years or a shorter period as determined by the Commissioner and specified in the licence; and

        (e)     a firearms collector licence remains in force for 10 years; and

        (ea)     an antique firearms collector licence remains in force for the life of the licence holder; and

        (f)     a firearms club licence remains in force for 5 years; and

        (g)     a firearms instructor licence remains in force for 5 years; and

        (h)     a paintball operator licence remains in force for 5 years ;and

            (i)     a paintball employee licence remains in force for 5 years or the shorter period specified in the licence.

    (1A)     If a person holds a shooter's licence that authorises the possession or use of more than one category of firearm, the shooter's licence remains in force for the shortest period prescribed under subsection (1) in respect of the categories of firearm to which the licence relates.

    (2)     Subject to this Act, a licence expires 3 months after the holder ceases to reside permanently in the Territory.

    (3)     A licence is not renewable and a fresh application must be made for the grant of a new licence as required.



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