Permit to Store Handguns on Behalf of Another Licence Holder - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to store general category handguns on behalf of the licensed owner of the handguns. This permit is only granted to persons who hold a general category handgun licence or a dealers licence.

This permit may only be granted if:

  • the licence holder will be absent for a substantial period of time
  • the licence holder is temporarily physically incapacitated.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit, you must:

  • Possess a current Firearms Dealers Licence or a General Category Handgun Licence;
  • Provide the handgun owner's details;
  • Specify the reasons why this permit is required;
  • Provide all details required about the handgun firearms including calibre, serial number, make and model;
  • Provide details on the storage of the handguns; and
  • Pay any prescribed fees.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified on the permit, but no longer than 12 months.



Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.



Please lodge your application and any associated documents directly with the Agency.

Approval time

There is no approval period as permits will be issued as soon as practicable.

Administering agency

Victoria Police

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Firearms Regulations 2008 (Victoria)

Contact details

Licensing Services Division
Victoria Police


1300 651 645


03 9247 6485

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