Laser Pointer Information
The use of laser pointers in Queensland and NSW is restricted under the Weapons Act and Firearms Registry respectively. Their use for astronomical purposes is considered a ‘reasonable excuse’ and laser pointers up to 20 millwatts are allowed.
****PLEASE NOTE: THE SOUTHERN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE MISUSE OF LASER POINTERS BY MEMBERS.
The following are links to the respective fact sheets for Qld and NSW.
For NSW residents, please read and take note of the following fact sheet.