Theatrical Armoury Permit - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this permit if you are a licensed firearms dealer and you intend to loan for use in film, television or theatrical re-enactment. Only blank-firing or permanently inoperable firearms may be loaned out under this permit.

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

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:

  • complete any forms and provide any documentation as required by the agency
  • hold a current firearms dealers licence
  • pay any fees
  • be willing to comply with any conditions set by the agency.

If you are applying for a new licence (not a renewal), your application must include:

  • a resume outlining current and / or previous involvement in theatrical productions, current and / or previous qualification that support this application, and a knowledge of the legislative requirements
  • a copy of your Standard Operating Procedures detailing the supervision, storage and safety arrangements for the firearms while they are being carried and used outside your licensed premises.

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

Ongoing requirements

A number of conditions apply including the following:

  • the dealer, or an employee, must supervise the use of the firearm, unless it is an imitation handgun or other firearm that has been rendered permanently inoperable
  • only dealers, their employees and persons taking part in the production can carry or use the firearms.

Licensed firearm holders who loan out blank firing firearms are required to be present during the filming or re-enactment while their firearms are being used.


As specified on the permit.



Fees for 2016-17.



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

Approval time

28 days.

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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