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Australian and New Zealand Laser Laws?

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randomer3

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In 3 weeks i'm going off travelling as part of my gap year, firstly i'm spending 5 weeks in New Zealand and then spending around 5 months in Australia.

Just starting to pack and put things I want/need to take into piles.

What are the laser laws in Aus and NZ, Should i take my 160mw green CNI or not?

I really don't want to get it confiscated or taken by customs etc.

Hope someone will be able to help me,

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FrothyChimp

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Leave it at home. Any pointer over 1mW in AUS is illegal. You will get it confiscated trying to bring it into the country.
 

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And they might reject you too :eek:

i was watching that customs & boarder patrol program "nothing to declare" :eek:
 

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New Zealand currently has No laws about lasers and the general public, but due to a lot of idiots aiming them at aircraft, this is under review and likely to change soon
 

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Stop necroposting.

4 of your total 7 posts are either necroposting or useless information. You're going to start pissing people off.

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Do NOT bring it with you!!
Importing a handheld laser pointer over 1mW into Australia is illegal.

Laws vary from state to state, but In New South Wales where I am, a handheld or battery operated laser pointer over 5mW is classed as a leathal weapon unless you are a member of a registered astronomy club. Legally, carrying a 30mW green laser pointer is the same in the eyes of the law as carrying a loaded sub machine gun.
 

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Oh sorry i did it too.
I just realized the thread was from 2008, it showed up as "new" because of the above posts, I should have checked. My bad, I'll check next time.
 
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