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SLI 2008 No. 271 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 to authorise an air security officer to lawfully discharge his or her firearm on board an aircraft.
Administered by: Infrastructure and Transport
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislative Instruments Regulations 2004 Sch 3 item 5
Registered 18 Dec 2008
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR03-Feb-2009
Tabled Senate03-Feb-2009
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Infrastructure and Regional Development (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Aviation Transport Security Amendment Regulations 2008 (No. 3)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2008 No. 271

I, QUENTIN BRYCE, Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004.

Dated 12 December 2008



By Her Excellency’s Command


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Aviation Transport Security Amendment Regulations 2008 (No. 3).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on the day after they are registered.

3              Amendment of Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005

                Schedule 1 amends the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005.

Schedule 1        Amendment

(regulation 3)


[1]           After regulation 4.59


4.59A      Persons authorised to use firearms on prescribed aircraft

         (1)   For subsection 52 (1) of the Act, an air security officer is authorised to use a firearm on board a prescribed aircraft if the use of the firearm is necessary to safeguard against unlawful interference with aviation.

         (2)   This regulation has extra‑territorial application under subsection 134 (1) of the Act in relation to prescribed aircraft that are:

                (a)    Australian aircraft; or

               (b)    aircraft (other than Australian aircraft) engaged in Australian international carriage;

while the aircraft are outside Australian territory.


1.       All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. See http://www.frli.gov.au.