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WEAPONS CONTROL ACT - SECT 12

Exemptions for prohibited weapons and body armour

    (1)     The following persons are prescribed persons for subsection (2):

        (a)     a correctional officer (as defined in section 4 of the Correctional Services Act );

        (b)     a member of the Defence Force mentioned in Part 3, Division 1 of the Defence Act 1903 (Cth);

        (c)     a police officer, a member of the Australian Federal Police or a member of a police force of a State or another Territory;

        (d)     an officer of Customs as defined in section 4 of the Customs Act 1901 (Cth);

        (e)     a member of the Australian Protective Service.

    (2)     Sections 6 and 9 do not apply to a prescribed person acting in the course of his or her duties as a prescribed person in respect of a prohibited weapon or body armour that:

        (a)     is supplied to him or her by his or her employer for the performance of his or her duties as a prescribed person; or

        (b)     is seized by the prescribed person in the course of the performance of his or her duties as a prescribed person and is not dealt with except in the course of those duties.

    (3)     Sections 6 and 9 do not apply (except in relation to the use of a prohibited weapon or body armour) to an employer of a prescribed person if the weapon or body armour is supplied, or is to be supplied, to a prescribed person for use in the course of the prescribed person's duties as a prescribed person.

    (4)     Sections 6 and 9 do not apply to a person (except in relation to the manufacture, sale, purchase or use of a prohibited weapon or body armour by the person) if the prohibited weapon or armour:

        (a)     is in the person's possession; and

        (b)     is not the person's property; and

        (c)     forms part of a consignment of goods in the person's possession as a common carrier.

    (5)     The Administrator may, by Gazette notice, exempt a class of persons or class of prohibited weapons from the application of a provision of section 6.

    (6)     The Administrator may, by Gazette notice, exempt a class of persons or class of body armour from the application of a provision of section 9.

    (7)     A notice under subsection (5) or (6) may specify the conditions and limitations to which an exemption in the notice is subject.

    (8)     The Administrator may vary or revoke a notice under subsection (5) or (6).



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