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Weapons Prohibition Amendment (Laser Pointers)
This Regulation is the
Weapons Prohibition Act 1998
1 Name of Regulation
Weapons Prohibition Amendment (Laser
Pointers) Regulation 2008.
This Regulation commences on 18 July 2008.
3 Amendment of Weapons Prohibition Act 1998 No 127
Schedule 1 to the
Weapons Prohibition Act 1998 is amended by
inserting after clause 4 (7):
(8) A laser pointer, or any other similar article, that consists
of a hand-held battery-operated device with a power output
of more than 1 milliwatt, designed or adapted to emit a
laser beam and that may be used for the purposes of
aiming, targeting or pointing.
4 Amendment of Weapons Prohibition Regulation 1999
Weapons Prohibition Regulation 1999 is amended as set out in
Schedule 1 Amendment
Schedule 1 Persons exempt from requirement for permit
Insert after clause 7:
8 Possession and use of laser pointers
(1) A person who acquired a laser pointer before 18 July 2008 is
exempt from the requirement under the Act for a permit to
possess or use the laser pointer until 1 December 2008 or such
time as the person acquires such a permit, whichever occurs first.
(2) Despite subclause (1), a person who is (or has been within an
approved period) a member of an approved astronomical
organisation is exempt from the requirement under the Act for a
permit to possess or use a laser pointer, but only for the purpose
of enabling the person to take part in activities associated with
(3) In this clause:
means a prohibited weapon referred to in clause
4 (8) of Schedule 1 to the Act.