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. 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 need 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.

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.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult Victoria Police for information on fees to be submitted with your application.


Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Firearm Regulations 2018 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.