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FIREARMS ACT - SECT 93

Interstate residents moving to the Territory

    (1)     A resident of a State or another Territory who is the holder of a corresponding licence authorising the possession or use of category A firearms or category B firearms may notify the Commissioner in writing that he or she intends to reside in the Territory.

    (2)     If the Commissioner is notified in accordance with subsection (1), the corresponding licence is, subject to any direction of the Commissioner, to be taken to be a licence authorising the possession or use of a firearm of the equivalent category of firearm in force in the Territory for 3 months from the time the person notified the Commissioner or until the person's application for a licence under this Act is granted or refused, whichever is sooner.

    (3)     If a resident of a State or another Territory who is the holder of a corresponding licence authorising the possession or use of category C firearms (other than paintball firearms), category D firearms or category H firearms notifies the Commissioner in writing that the person intends to reside in the Territory, the corresponding licence is, subject to any direction of the Commissioner, to be taken to be a licence authorising the possession or use of the equivalent category of firearm in force in the Territory for a period of 2 days from the time the person notified the Commissioner.

    (4)     After the expiry of the period mentioned in subsection (3), a person who:

        (a)     has duly notified the Commissioner in accordance with that subsection; and

        (b)     applied for a licence before the expiry of the period;

does not, while the person's application for a licence is being determined, commit an offence under this Act in respect of the possession of a firearm.



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