Interstate and International Visitors Firearm Permit - Victoria


If you plan to visit Australia to participate in an approved shooting activity in Victoria you must have an international visitors permit. International visitors permits issued by other States or Territories of Australia will also be recognised in Victoria. Approved shooting activities include:

  • shooting competitions
  • hunting
  • use in primary production (farming)
  • display.

A permit is necessary for each visit and for each person who intends to use a gun while in Victoria. You will also require an import permit if you intend to bring your own firearm, ammunition, parts or accessories. You should submit both applications four weeks before your visit.

Interstate firearms holders are permitted to possess and use firearms in Victoria for approved firearms activities.

Please contact Victoria Police for information on whether your interstate licence authorises the activities you intend to undertake in Victoria.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

There may be varying requirements and security checks depending on the type of firearm and the activities you intend to undertake in Victoria. Generally, to be eligible for this permit you will need to:

  • submit a full application on the approved form
  • attach any documentation required, as described on the application form
  • pay the fees.

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


As specified on the permit.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

No fees are required.


Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 Victoria

Lodgement process


Lodge your application and all accompanying documentation directly with the agency.

Approval time

The approval time will vary depending on your specific application. A minimum of four weeks should be given for approval to be granted.

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 Services Division

Victoria Police

Phone: 1300 651 645
Fax: 03 9247 6485
Website: Victoria Police (Opens in new window)