All firearms must be registered with Victoria Police. It is illegal to have an unregistered firearm in your possession. A permit to acquire as well as an appropriate firearms licence is required to purchase, possess, carry and use a firearm in Victoria.
Only certain antique firearms manufactured before 1900 are exempt from registration. If you believe your firearm is exempt from registration you must take it to an authorised firearm identifier for assessment.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
In order to be eligible for this licence you must:
- pay any fees
- fill in any forms and provide any associated documents such as proof of your current licence
- be willing to comply with any conditions imposed by the agency.
The registration process varies depending on whether the firearm has been previously registered. Please consult the responsible agency for more information.
As specified on the registration.
Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.
Application for Registration of a Firearm - Please consult the responsible agency for information on forms to be submitted.
If you own some firearms that are registered in Victoria but not all are, there is a separate process for recording these.
Firearms Act 1996 (Victoria)
Firearms Regulations 2008 (Victoria)
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