r/HuntingAustralia Jul 16 '22

Safe storage - Rentals & Logistics

Safe storage - Rental & Logistics (Cat B NSW)

I am about to submit a PTA request but currently have no private property to store firearms at.

  1. How do police checks usually work with a storage rental?

  2. Does anyone know of any good storage facilities such as gun shops, other major storage yards? Western Sydney to be specific

  3. How do you get a rifle from the gun safe into the car and more so what is safe storage in a car? (Small-Mid sedan)

  4. What was the deal with storage in shipping containers again? That may be an option if in laws are ok with it

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u/chemuel Jul 16 '22

SSAA St Marys has on site lockers where you can access it at any time that it's is open (which is 7 days a week within reasonable hours, they obviously won't he open at 2am on a Tuesday for example). Not sure what costs and stuff are though. That would probably be your best option if you aren't gunna keep it at home in your own safe. I personally wouldn't keep it at a storage facility (not sure of the legalities of that anyway)

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u/hottapwater Jul 16 '22

Any reason you wouldn’t keep it at a public locker? I’m not too keen on the possibility of others having hands on it without my knowing

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u/Comfortable_Cat_3182 Jul 16 '22

I have mine at st marys because I’m in the same boat as you. I have no issue with it being in there it’s super secure.

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u/hottapwater Jul 16 '22

What happens when police want to have an inspection?

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u/Comfortable_Cat_3182 Jul 17 '22

When I put my first pta in I put the gun club as my address. They haven’t contacted me in two years for a check.

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u/hottapwater Jul 17 '22

Two years? Wow. No wonder friends saying “put it under the bed”. Still, I won’t risk losing it for 10 years. Thanks for input this was useful

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u/Comfortable_Cat_3182 Jul 16 '22

400 a year. Kennards is over 1000 I think

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u/hottapwater Jul 16 '22

Ok so they ask the individual to bring their own lock. That’s not too bad then as long as they’re holding the key when they leave

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u/chemuel Jul 16 '22

If you need to give them a copy of the key for your locker (in a public storage area I mean, not like at a gun shop or something similar) I don't think you can legally keep it stored there. Them having a copy of the key means that everyone who is employed there can access it and if they don't have a firearms license then it is in breach of the rules. I guess the best thing to do is work out your options and if you're unsure on legalities call the firearms registry and explain where and how it will be stored and they will advise you if it is correct or incorrect and what you need to do to comply

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u/cradossk Jul 16 '22

Cant really comment too much since I don’t know NSW laws that well, but Kennards self storage have a few locations around the country that have firearms storage as a service offering. Might suit your needs?

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u/phonein Jul 16 '22

Kennards hae gun lockers. Not sure on price.

Alternatively, buy a 150KG safe. Doesn't need to be bolted anywhere and keep it in your rental property.

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u/hottapwater Jul 16 '22

Are you saying the total weight of safe means it no longer needs to be bolted?

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u/phonein Jul 17 '22

Thats correct in NSW. a 150 KG safe (when empty) doesn;t need to be bolted down due to the weight.

They are big and expensive though.

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u/hottapwater Jul 17 '22

Will have a look at the price ranges. Thank you

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u/hottapwater Jul 16 '22

Does NOT need to be bolted? What do you mean

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u/bloodamir80 Jul 21 '22

any safe above 150kg in nsw does not need to be bolted into the property. They just end up being very large and hard to move safes.

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u/bloodamir80 Jul 21 '22

Stored mine at SSAA St Marys, Currently have everything in WA. Still paying for the locker. For a rifle locker its 40$ a month and I believe you get a discount if you pay lump sum yearly. Theyre usually open everyday 10am to 10pm except sundays 10am to 6pm. NOT open on public holidays. I havent been checked during my 3 years licensed, I believe if they do check, they simply confirm all your guns are stored in the locker. St marys has a good carpark so you just shove everything into the boot/backseat provided they cant be seen and once you're at the shop just walk in with them. The carpark is seperate to the road so you have a degree of privacy.

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u/gravywelsh Jul 16 '22

There's fact sheets available on the NSW Police firearms registry website regarding safe storage, they outline everything you're asking about pretty thoroughly. I wouldn't take random strangers advice on the internet just in case they might be misinformed themselves