Firearm Heirlooms Licence - Victoria


You will need 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.

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.

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
  • issuing the licence is not against the public interest.

Ongoing eligibility 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


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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

Lodgement process


All applications must be accessed and completed through the Victoria Police eServices.

Approval time

At least 28 days

Disqualified persons or entities

You will not be eligible for a licence if you are prohibited from holding firearms.

Administering agency

Victoria Police

Contact details

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