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1993 No. 1 Regulations/Cocos (Keeling) Islands as made
Principal Regulations
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development

TERRITORY OF COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS

Importation of Arms, Ammunition and Explosives Regulations

Regulations 1993 No. 1

made under the

Consolidated as in force on 24 December 1999

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting,
Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra


TERRITORY OF COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS

Importation of Arms, Ammunition and Explosives Regulations

Regulations 1993 No. 11

made under the

Importation of Arms, Ammunition and Explosives Ordinance 1992

 

 

 

Contents

Page

                        1  Citation                                                                             3

                        2  Commencement                                                                 3

                        3  Interpretation                                                                      3

                        4  What firearms and ammunition are prescribed?                     3

                        5  How is an application for a permit made?                              3

                        6  What fees must be paid?                                                    3

                        7  What is the form of a permit?                                              4

                        8  What must be done about fees received?                             4

                        9  What may be done about forfeited firearms, etc.?                  4

                       10  Who may approve forms?                                                    4

Schedule                                                                                                  5

 


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1              Citation

                These Regulations may be cited as the Importation of Arms, Ammunition and Explosives Regulations.

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on the date of commencement of the Importation of Arms, Ammunition and Explosives Ordinance 1992.

3              Interpretation

                In these Regulations, unless the contrary intention appears:

approved means approved by the Minister under regulation 10.

the Ordinance means the Importation of Arms, Ammunition and Explosives Ordinance 1992.

4              What firearms and ammunition are prescribed?

                For the purposes of paragraph 5 (1) (c) of the Ordinance, each type of firearm and ammunition described in column 2 of an item in the Schedule is prescribed.

5              How is an application for a permit made?

                An application for a permit or a temporary import permit must be:

                (a)    in the approved form; and

               (b)    signed by the applicant or his or her agent; and

                (c)    lodged in person by the applicant or agent at the office of the Commissioner.

6              What fees must be paid?

         (1)   The fee payable to the Commissioner on an application for a permit or a temporary import permit is $10.

         (2)   The fee payable to the Commissioner on the grant of a permit or a temporary import permit is $50.

7              What is the form of a permit?

                A permit and a temporary import permit must be:

                (a)    in the approved form; and

               (b)    signed by the Commissioner.

8              What must be done about fees received?

         (1)   The Commissioner must:

                (a)    issue a receipt for any fee received under these Regulations; and

               (b)    at the end of each quarter remit to the Commonwealth the fees (if any) received in that quarter.

         (2)   In subregulation (1), quarter means a period of 3 months ending on the last day of March, June, September or December.

9              What may be done about forfeited firearms, etc.?

         (1)   For the purposes of subsection 25 (2) of the Ordinance, the Commissioner may dispose of any forfeited firearm, ammunition or explosives by causing the firearm, ammunition or explosives to be:

                (a)    placed and kept in an armoury or ballistics library under the Commissioner’s control; or

               (b)    sold by tender; or

                (c)    destroyed under the supervision of a police officer.

         (2)   The Commissioner must remit to the Commonwealth the proceeds of any sale under paragraph (1) (b) after deducting any expenses relating to the sale.

10            Who may approve forms?

                The Minister may approve:

                (a)    the form of application for permits and temporary import permits; and

               (b)    the form of permits and temporary import permits.


Schedule              

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Column 1

Item

Column 2

Type of firearm or ammunition

1.

machine guns

2.

hand grenades

3.

mortar guns

4.

bazooka guns

5.

Armalite AR7 — “Explorer” .22 calibre rifles

6.

Charter Arms AR7 — “Explorer” .22 calibre rifles

7.

firearms designed to discharge tear gas

Note

1.       Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on
26 February 1993.