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Section 65A Firearms Act 1996
Supply of Ammunition by Firearms Dealers – Additional Requirements

Section 65A of the Firearms Act 1996 is Supply of Ammunition by Firearms Dealers – Additional Requirements and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

(1) A licensed firearms dealer must not supply ammunition for any firearm to a person who is the holder of a licence or permit for the firearm unless:

(a) a firearm that takes the ammunition is registered in the name of the person or the person is authorised by a permit (or its equivalent under the law of another State or Territory) to acquire a firearm that takes the ammunition, and

(b) the dealer has seen the current notice of registration issued for the firearm or the permit to acquire the firearm.

Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.

Note : Section 65 provides that the ammunition that a firearm “takes” includes any ammunition that can be safely fired in the firearm.

(2) The requirements of this section are in addition to the requirements of section 65.

(3) This section does not apply to the supply of ammunition by a licensed firearms dealer to another licensed firearms dealer.

(4) This section does not apply to the supply of ammunition to a member of a shooting club by the club armourer for the club for use at the club in a firearm registered to the club (a “club firearm” ).

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