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DEFENCE ACT 1903 - SECT 123G

Orders in relation to rifle ranges

  (1)   The Minister may, by legislative instrument, make orders, not inconsistent with this Act, for and in relation to the control and administration of rifle ranges.

  (2)   Without limiting the generality of subsection   (1), orders may be made for or in relation to:

  (a)   the location and acquisition of property for use as a rifle range;

  (b)   the design, construction and use of a rifle range and any equipment or facilities for use in connection with a rifle range, including the setting of safety standards for such design, construction and use; and

  (c)   the regulation or prohibition of the carriage, possession or use of firearms on, or in connection with, a rifle range.

  (5)   Subject to subsection   (6), orders made under this section for the regulation or prohibition of the carriage, possession or use of firearms on, or in connection with, a rifle range have effect notwithstanding any provision of a law of a State or Territory.

  (6)   Subsection   (5) is not intended to affect the operation of a law of a State or Territory to the extent that that law is capable of operating concurrently with orders referred to in that subsection.


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