Part VIII - Miscellaneous  

SECTION 89A   Discharging firearms on or over Commonwealth land  


A person who, without lawful authority or excuse (proof whereof shall lie upon him), discharges a firearm upon or over a prohibited area commits an offence and the firearms shall be forfeited to the Commonwealth.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 6 months.

A person who commits an offence against this section may be apprehended by a constable or an authorized Commonwealth officer and detained in proper custody to be dealt with according to law.

An authorized Commonwealth officer shall not, under this section, apprehend a person unless he or she first produces to the person the instrument by virtue of which he or she is an authorized Commonwealth officer.

In this section:

authorized Commonwealth officer
means a Commonwealth officer declared by a Minister, by instrument in writing, to be an authorized Commonwealth officer for the purposes of this section.

prohibited area
means land belonging to, or in the occupation of, the Commonwealth or a public authority under the Commonwealth, being land upon which is posted a notice to the effect that shooting upon or over the land is prohibited.

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