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Range operator responsibilities

Range operator refers to a person operating an approved Range for an approved shooting club under the approval given by an Authorised Officer.  If the approval is to be issued to an unincorporated body or association of persons, the Range operator includes each member of the body’s or association’s governing body.

A Range operator must:

  • ensure every person who physically possesses or uses a weapon at the approved Range is properly supervised by an adult (Range officer) who holds a firearms licence under the Weapons Act 1990 or is a Range officer, however called under the law of another State that corresponds with the Weapons Act 1990
  • ensure the name of each range officer supervising persons using the approved range is prominently displayed at the range at any time a weapon is discharged; and
  • take all reasonable steps to ensure a person attending the approved Range does not contravene the Act.
Last updated 15/11/2012