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FIREARMS ACT - SECT 80

Possession of firearms on certain land

    (1)     A person must not possess a firearm on land the boundaries of which are fenced or clearly marked unless:

        (a)     the person is the owner or occupier of the land; or

        (b)     the occupier of the land has consented, either expressly or impliedly, to the person possessing the firearm on the land; or

        (c)     the person is:

            (i)     approaching the residence of the occupier along a defined or customary road or track for the purpose of applying for consent; or

            (ii)     proceeding along a defined or customary road or track for the purpose of reaching a destination outside the land; or

        (d)     the person is authorised by or under another law in force in the Territory to possess the firearm on the land; or

        (e)     the person has some other lawful excuse for possessing the firearm on the land.

Maximum penalty:     50 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months.

    (2)     The onus of proving a fact mentioned in subsection (1) lies on the person alleging it and the standard of proof is the balance of probability.



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