Approval for Prohibited Weapons and Body Armour - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to engage in activities that would otherwise be prohibited. This includes:

  • manufacturing, selling or purchasing prohibited weapons and body armour
  • the display or advertisement for sale of prohibited weapons and body armour
  • the possession, use, carriage or transportation of prohibited weapons and body armour.

This approval may be granted to individuals, partnerships or to a body corporate. It covers items such as:

  • Dangerous articles: Any item which is adapted or modified and can potentially be used as a weapon or carried with the intention of being used as a weapon.
  • Body armour: A garment or item that is designed or adapted for the purpose of protecting the body from the effects of a weapon, including a firearm.
  • Prohibited weapons: Weapons considered inappropriate for general possession.
  • Controlled weapons: Weapons that can be used for legitimate purposes by persons over 18 years old, but require regulation because they pose a possible danger to the community.

New applications must be made by post.

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 approval, you must:

  • apply with the approved form
  • provide all required information
  • pay the prescribed fee.

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

Prerequisites

Duration

As specified on the approval.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$160.30

If you already possess a Victorian Firearms Licence you may pay this reduced application fee. Fees for 2016-17.

Application$188.20

If you do not already possess a Victorian Firearms Licence you will be required to pay this application processing fee. Fees for 2016-17.

VaryVariation$69.70

Fees for 2016-17.

Lodgement

Apply

Your application must be accompanied with the following information:

Individual application:

  • Contact details;
  • Victorian drivers licence number;
  • Proof of identification;
  • Identification reference;
  • A certified copy of any change of name document;
  • History of offences;
  • History of previous applications made to the Chief Commissioner;
  • A medical report;
  • A declaration of satisfactory storage requirements;
  • Reasons for applying for approval; and
  • Written consent by a parent or guardian if under 18 years of age.

Body corporate application:

  • Business details;
  • Contact details;
  • Details of any nominated or responsible person;
  • Victorian drivers licence number of all nominated or responsible persons;
  • Proof of identification for all nominated or responsible persons;
  • A certified copy of any change of name document for all nominated or responsible persons;
  • History of offences for all nominated or responsible persons;
  • History of previous applications made to the Chief Commissioner for all nominated or responsible persons;
  • A medical report for all nominated or responsible persons;
  • A declaration of satisfactory storage requirements; and
  • Reasons for applying for approval.

Approval time

At least 28 days.

Administering agency

Victoria Police

Act(s) name

Control of Weapons Act 1990 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Control of Weapons 2011 (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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