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Section 42A Firearms Act 1996
Inspections of Storage of Firearms Held by Security Guard Employers

Section 42A of the Firearms Act 1996 is Inspections of Storage of Firearms Held by Security Guard Employers and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

(1) A police officer may, at any time of the day or night, enter the premises of a master licensee under the Security Industry Act 1997 who is licensed under this Act to possess firearms for the conduct of a security business and inspect that master licensee’s firearms and the security and safe storage of those firearms.

(2) A police officer conducting an inspection under this section is authorised to enter any part of the premises where firearms are being stored (including a part of a building used for residential purposes) and any part of the premises required to give access to those areas.

(3) A person must not obstruct, hinder, prevent or interfere with a police officer in the exercise of a power under this section.

Maximum penalty (subsection (3)): 50 penalty units.

(4) A reference in this section to a master licensee under the Security Industry Act 1997 includes a reference to the holder of a visitor permit authorised under that Act to carry out security activities of a kind authorised by a master licence.

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