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Re: Hello from Tasmania

Postby OverTheTop » Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:26 pm

Can you just get a shooters licence to cover the BP? Does that work down there?
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Re: Hello from Tasmania

Postby vance2loud » Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:35 pm

Nope, it is against the law to use black powder purchased for reloading for anything other than firearms.
For the quantities we use they make it difficult.
I believe that they will honour licenses from other states, so the next option is to try getting an interstate license either from Victoria or Queensland.
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Re: Hello from Tasmania

Postby 03flyer » Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:04 pm

Use the Laws and rules to your advantage...get all the black powder and air space that you need, the council’s are pretty friendly down here.

https://worksafe.tas.gov.au/__data/asse ... Permit.pdf


https://worksafe.tas.gov.au/__data/asse ... Permit.pdf
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Re: Hello from Tasmania

Postby vance2loud » Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:38 pm

Please don’t think of rocketry as fireworks.
Both of those links refer to the explosives act 2012 which does not allow for home made devices or for easy legal access to black powder. Using Estes style motors and/or commercially made hpr/reload motors with included ejection charges is fine to the best of my knowledge as long as you also abide by CASA regulations. It gets more difficult when you want to test ejection charges for larger rockets or purchase loose powder for the charges.
There might be a loophole somewhere in the explosives act which covers us, but I didn’t find it last time I looked. (Admittedly I get a bit lost sometimes when I read legislation like that)

Sorry for sounding like a killjoy, I just don’t want to make it any harder in the future.
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Re: Hello from Tasmania

Postby 03flyer » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:49 pm

Good luck all the best.
Tried it all, the tomb thumbs are the best for ejection.

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Re: Hello from Tasmania

Postby 03flyer » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:02 pm

For the record, I’m not breaking any laws or rules just pushing them, I know this hobby is hard and very frustrating and I’m very thankful that I can voice my opinion on this forum, Thank you, Blake.
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