Firearm Heirlooms Licence - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to possess an inherited firearms heirloom. This licence only applies to a firearm, or a matched pair of firearms, that you have gained possession of through inheritance.

The firearms under this licence must never be used and must be made permanently inoperable by a licensed firearms dealer.

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 licence, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Provide adequate reasoning and evidence for the purpose of the licence;
  • Provide a copy of Proof of Inheritance or a signed Statutory Declaration;
  • Provide all details of previous convictions or offences;
  • Have the firearm made permanently inoperable by a licensed firearm dealer; and
  • Pay the prescribed fees.

The agency must also be satisfied that:

  • You can possess or carry a firearm without being a danger to public safety or peace;
  • You are able to comply with the storage requirements; and
  • Issuing the licence is not against the public interest.

Ongoing requirements

You will need to abide by any requirements set by the agency, and provide a copy of Proof of Innocuity by a qualified gunsmith after the licence has been issued.

Any changes to your address or information detailed on your licence must be notified to the agency within seven days.


5 years.



Fees for 2016-17.



Lodge your application form, fee, and any associated documents directly with the agency.

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


1300 651 645


03 9247 6485

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