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Laser ban in Australia, is it law?

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carulli

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Hi, I have been trying to find info on whether the laser ban in Australia is active or if it was just a proposed law, but i couldnt find any. Can you guys help, i love my laser and i want to know if I can use it.
 

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carulli

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ohh yea im in NSW, but im not sure about the laws. Is there an official website that has all the laws?
 
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Searched the website, nothing comes up on any combination of 'laser', 'pointer', or 'mW' They're not in Restricted Imports either.
 

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Carulli --
Forget lasers there --- Get into shooting sports. Big handguns and rifles are fun too. Don't let your government ban guns and lasers both.

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Can anyone tell me about the AUS law in VIC? What about owning a 400+mw laser pointer? Is it worth having one for the risk of getting caught with it? Even tho I would only be using it for astronomy purposes. This law in NSW is such a turn off, Lets just ban video games, knives, High powered flashlights, V8 cars, while were at it. These politicians are evil.

I have been wanting a optitronics high powered laser for some time, but now the risk of getting caught owning one makes me think twice. Can I still get one shipped to AUS?
 
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Lasers over 1mW have been illegal in VIC for some time, they are already classed as prohibited weapons there.
 

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Flashanator_500mW said:
Can anyone tell me about the AUS law in VIC? What about owning a 400+mw laser pointer? Is it worth having one for the risk of getting caught with it? Even tho I would only be using it for astronomy purposes. This law in NSW is such a turn off, Lets just ban video games, knives, High powered flashlights, V8 cars, while were at it. These politicians are evil.

I have been wanting a optitronics high powered laser for some time, but now the risk of getting caught owning one makes me think twice. Can I still get one shipped to AUS?
If you only need a laser for astronomy you would be fine with a 30-50mw DX laser. That way even if it does get caught by customs or w/e it's no big loss.
 
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So... If the laz0rs aren't on the website, technically Customs can't take them off me and if they do I can say 'its not on your website, gtfo'

Does the 'gift' technicality work? If it is marked as a gift and is seized, can I just say it was not anticipated and avoid the fine?
 

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i doubt youll get finded i bought a certain prohibited item that was seized by customs all i got was
a letter and if i had a licencse/permit i could collect i didnt
and it wasnt a laser either
 
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What would happen if I got caught with a 400mw Laser pointer in my own house? And I had no record of miss using it. Jail time? Huge Fine? There treating these lasers like guns.

Id probably ask to get it packaged in a discrete way for sending.
 

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Well from what i had read in the Daily Telegraph laser over 1mW where in the process of being made ILLEGAL unless you had a license to use them for trade/work purposes (astronomy is all i can gather)
However whether that law has actually gone through is anyones guess b/cos i am yet to see any updates on it.

I'm also in Sydney and am refusing to import the lasers from o/seas due to the fact that the item may so easily be confiscated, well at least thats not a risk i want to take.
 

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They can't fully ban lasers, you still have DVD/blu-ray burners/player/laser printers etc. If they were gonna ban all lasers over 1mw, bye bye all those things, which i highly doubt what happen.
 
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Things said:
They can't fully ban lasers, you still have DVD/blu-ray burners/player/laser printers etc. If they were gonna ban all lasers over 1mw, bye bye all those things, which i highly doubt what happen.
I think that the proposed ban is for laser POINTERS not anything that uses lasers, I hope this means that mounted and lab lasers are still ok.
 




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