Firearm Dealer's Licence - Victoria


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

  • Class 1: Dealing in Category A, B, C, D, E Long arms, General Category Handguns, Category E Handguns and paintball markers
  • Class 2: Dealing in Category A, B, C Long arms, General Category Handguns and paintball markers
  • Class 3: Repairing Category A, B, C, D, E Long arms, General Category Handguns, Category E Handguns and paintball markers
  • Class 4: Dealing in paintball markers.

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.

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 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.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You must notify the agency of any changes to your address or other information detailed in your licence within fourteen 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.


Three years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees are listed on the attached document.


Other resources

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Firearm Regulations 2018 Victoria

Application process


Application forms must be requested using the contact email.

Approval time

At least 28 days

Administering agency

Victoria Police

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Licensing and Regulation Division

Victoria Police

Mailing address: GPO BOX 2807
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 1300 651 645
Website: Licensing and Regulation Division (Opens in new window)