Firearm Dealer's Licence - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to operate as a firearm dealer. There are three classes of licence you can apply for:

  • Class 1: Dealing in Category A, B, C, D, E Long arms, General Category Handguns and Category E Handguns;
  • Class 2: Dealing in Category A, B Long arms, General Category Handguns; or
  • Class 3: Repairing Category A, B, C, D, E Long arms, General Category Handguns, Category E Handguns and related parts, and / or only selling ammunition.

A licence authorises you to undertake the following activities:

  • acquire firearms, parts or ammunition
  • dispose of firearms, parts or ammunition
  • hire firearms, parts or ammunition
  • lend firearms, parts or ammunition
  • transfer ownership of firearms, parts or ammunition
  • expose or offer for sale any firearms, parts or ammunition
  • manufacture or repair any firearm or parts.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • be at least 21 years old
  • be prepared to have an interview with Victoria Police regarding your application
  • provide details about the business, such as name and address
  • obtain a council endorsement authorising the establishment of your business as a dealer at the address specified
  • submit to a National Police Check, with a full set of fingerprints
  • provide details of all persons employed, or proposed to be employed, in the business who will have access to, possess, carry, or use the firearms
  • pay any prescribed fees.

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

Prerequisites

Ongoing requirements

You must notify the agency of any changes to your address or other information detailed in your licence within 14 days of the change occurring.

You will need to abide by any conditions imposed by the agency, including the storage, sale and use requirements, and any other restrictions in place in local council areas.

Duration

3 years.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$1,251.70

Category A, B Longarms, General Category Handguns; Natural Person. Fees for 2016-17.

Application$1,748.50

Category A, B, C, D, E Longarms, General Category and Category E Handguns; Natural Person. Fees for 2016-17.

Application$750.30

Repairing Category A to E Longarms, General; Natural Person. Fees for 2016-17.

Application$1,748.50

Category A, B Longarms, General Category Handguns; Body Corporate. Fees for 2016-17.

Application$2,001.50

Category A, B, C, D, E Longarms, General Category and Category E Handguns; Body Corporate. Fees for 2016-17.

Application$998.70

Repairing Category A to E Longarms, General; Body Corporate. Fees for 2016-17.

Other resources

Lodgement

Apply

Lodge your application form, fee, and any associated documents directly with the agency (do not send cash, cheques or money orders). You will need to attach:

  • High-quality copies of your original identification documents;
  • Copies of applicable fingerprints;
  • Any required information regarding a partnership, body corporate, or individual;
  • A Local Government authority or letter which authorises the establishment of the business of the address specified in your application form;
  • Completed copies of a Personal Information Form for every person mentioned in your application (except close associates);
  • A list of all employees; and
  • Any other associated documents.

Approval time

At least 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


Phone:

1300 651 645

Fax:

03 9247 6485
licensingservices@police.vic.gov.au

Supporting information

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