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The following is from the Vic firearms act 1996, the laws in the other states are very simuler.

Firearms are sorted into categories as below
cat. A
- airguns (including paintball guns)
- rimfire rifles (other than semi-auto)
- shotguns (other than pump or semi-auto)
- any combination of a shotgun and rimfire rifle

cat.B
- muzzle loaders
- centrefire rifles (other than semi-auto)
- any combination of a shotgun and centrefire rifle
To get a cat. A or A&B licence you must apply to the police for the paper work, show that you have a genuine reason for a licence,
complete other requirements such as personal id, complete a safety training course and show that you can meet storage requirements.
pay the fee ($160 au for the A&B)

cat.C (prohibited exept for specific purposes)
- semi-auto rimfires, mag cap. no more than 10 rounds
- semi-auto shotguns, mag cap. no more than five rounds
- pump shotguns, no more than five rounds
- tranquilliser guns
To get a cat.C you need to show a genuine reason =ie a contracted pro hunter or a primary producer.
You may only have ONE rifle and ONE shotgun on this licence.

cat.D (prohibited exept for specific purposes)
semi-auto rimfires, mag cap. more than 10 rounds
- semi-auto shotguns, mag cap. more than five rounds
- pump shotguns, more than five rounds
- semi-auto centerfire rifles
No point even thinking about this one or the next one.

cat.E (prohibited exept for official or commercial purposes)
every thing else (my words, it goes on in painfull detail) exept below

cat. H
handguns
new laws just happening I will post when I know something about it.

A&B storage
must be stored in a receptacle which is made of hardwood or steel so is not easily penetrable ,
if it weighs less than 150 KG empty it must be bolted to the floor or walls,
is locked when any firearm is in it.

will add a bit more later, I'm dieing of the flu just now :cry: so sorry for any spelling or grammer bugger ups.
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A bit more info,
to buy a gun (cat. a or b) you need a "permit to acquire" from the police, this will take 28 days if it's your first firearm or 7 days if not.
You must involve a licensed dealer, if you do not buy off a dealer one must witness and record the sale.
all details of any transaction must be sent by a licensed dealer to the state firearms officer.
All firearms must be registered with the state firearms officer.
they can come and check on storage at any time with or without informing you prior.

Anything else anyone wants to know just ask.
 

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So not much wingshooting for sport down under? I was debating taking a year there but I would hate to not even be able to shoot. What about clays? I also suppose bringing my Super Mag is not legal.
 
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