State Regulations

NSW

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Category A & B

The firearm must be stored in a gunsafe that is deemed not easily penetrable. Category A & B firearm safes can be constructed of hard wood or steel but suggest all gun safes be made of steel. The safe must be fixed to the framework of the premises if it weighs less than 150kg when empty. It must be fixed securely and must house the firearms with a lock of sturdy construction. Ammunition storage must be in a separate lockable container/compartment to that of any firearm.

Category C,D & H

Category C, D and H firearms can be stored in any of the previously described gun safes except wooden. All safes containing Category C, D or H firearms must be securely fixed to the floor or a wall. The receptacle must be constructed of at least 3mm (longarms) or 6mm steel sheeting (pistols), be fitted with concealed hinges and a commercial quality flush mounted lock. The door must be no less than 6mm in thickness.

N.T

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Category A & B

The firearm must be stored in a gunsafe that is deemed not easily penetrable. The safe must be fixed to the framework of the premises if it weighs less than 150kg when empty. It must be fixed securely and must house the firearms with a lock of sturdy construction. Ammunition storage must be in a separate lockable container/compartment to that of any firearm.

QLD

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Category A,B & C

Firearms must be stored in a locked container constructed of solid steel or solid timber, and securely fixed to the frame or floor of a permanent building if the container weighs less than 150kg. The bolt of the firearm must be removed or action broken upon storage.

Container must be kept locked with a sturdy combination lock, keyed lock or keyed padlock.

Category D & H

Firearms must be stored in a solid steel container, bolted to the frame or floor of a permanent building. The bolt of the firearm must be removed or action broken upon storage.
Container must be kept locked with a sturdy combination lock, keyed lock or keyed padlock.

S.A

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Category A & B

The firearm must be stored in a gunsafe that is deemed not easily penetrable. Category A ∓ B firearm safes can be constructed of hard wood or steel but suggest all gun safes be made of steel. It must be fixed securely and must house the firearms with a lock of sturdy construction. Ammunition storage must be in a separate lockable container/compartment to that of any firearm.

Category C,D & H

Firearm safe must be made of steel and must be fixed securely to the premises. It must also house the firearms with a lock of sturdy construction. Ammunition storage must be in a separate lockable container/compartment to that of any firearm.

Tasmania

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Category A & B

The firearm must be stored in a gunsafe that is deemed not easily penetrable. Category A & B firearm safes can be constructed of hard wood or steel but suggest all gun safes be made of steel. The safe must be fixed to the framework of the premises if it weighs less than 150kg when empty. It must be fixed securely and must house the firearms with a lock of sturdy construction. Ammunition storage must be in a separate lockable container/compartment to that of any firearm.

Storage of Category C, D & H Firearms

Category C, D and H firearms can be stored in any of the previously described gun safes except wooden. All safes containing Category C, D or H firearms must be securely fixed to the floor or a wall. The receptacle must be constructed of at least 3mm steel sheeting, be fitted with concealed hinges and a commercial quality flush mounted lock.

Category C,D & H

Firearms must be stored in a safe that has a steel wall thickness of atleast 3mm and a door thickness of 6mm. All longarm safes must have two locks and all safes must be secured to the premises.

W.A

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The firearm must be stored in a steel gunsafe that is deemed not easily penetrable. The safe must be fixed to the framework of the premises via the floor and rear. It must be fixed securely and must house the firearms with a lock of sturdy construction. Ammunition storage must be in a separate lockable container/compartment to that of any firearm.
Western Australia’s regulations are detailed extensivley via W.A police website.

Victoria

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Category A,B,C,D & H

The firearm must be stored in a gunsafe that is deemed not easily penetrable. Category A & B firearm safes can be constructed of hard wood or steel but suggest all gun safes be made of steel. The safe must be fixed to the framework of the premises if it weighs less than 150kg when empty. It must be fixed securely and must house the firearms with a lock of sturdy construction. Ammunition storage must be in a separate lockable container/compartment to that of any firearm.

 

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