Firearms Act requires that a person who possesses a firearm shall take
all reasonable precautions to ensure - "its safe keeping, and that
it is not stolen or lost and that it does not come into the possession
of a person who is not authorised to possess the firearm."
Act, category A and B firearms must be stored in a locked receptacle of
a type approved by the Commissioner. If the receptacle weighs less than
150kg when empty it must be fixed in position in order to prevent its
easy removal. All ammunition must be stored in a separate locked
container approved by the Commissioner.
Commissioner recommends that the bolt or firing mechanism be removed or
be fitted with a restraining device such as a trigger lock (it is a
requirement of our SSRs that bolts must be REMOVED AT ALL TIMES except
when on the firing mound and about to fire). When travelling, firearms
must be carried in a locked container secured to the vehicle (locking in
a car boot has been deemed adequate).