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Age Restrictions

Under 14 years old

CAN: Hold a shotgun certificate.
CANNOT: Hold a firearm certificate.
CANNOT (Even if the holder of a relevant certificate): Purchase or hire shotguns until 17 years old OR
Receive a gift of a shotgun until 15 years old.

Under 15 years old

CAN: Hold a shotgun certificate AND
Hold a firearm certificate.
CAN (If authorised by the relevant certificate): Receive a gift of a Section 1 firearm from the age of 14 years old.
CANNOT (Even if the holder of a relevant certificate): Purchase or hire a shotgun until 17 years old.
Purchase or hire a firearm until 17 years old.
Receive a gift of a shotgun until 15 years old.
Possess an assembled shotgun unless:
(a) supervised by a person over 21 years old, (preferably a shotgun certificate holder), OR
(b) the gun is so covered with a securely fastened gun-cover that it cannot be fired.

Under 17 years old

CAN: Hold a shotgun certificate AND
Hold a firearm certificate.
CAN (If authorised by the relevant certificate): Receive a gift of a shotgun from the age of 15 years.
Receive a gift of a firearm from the age of 14 years.
Possess a shotgun if covered and secured from the age of 15 years.
CANNOT (Even if the holder of a relevant certificate): Purchase or hire shotguns until 17 years old.
Purchase or hire firearms until 17 years old.
 
 
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Last modified: May 03, 2016