Theatrical Armoury Permit - Victoria


You will need this permit if you are a licensed firearms dealer and you intend to loan firearms for use in film, television or theatrical re-enactment. Only blank-firing or permanently inoperable firearms may be loaned out under this permit.

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 permit, you must:


  • complete any forms and provide any documentation as required by the agency
  • hold a current firearms dealers licence
  • be willing to comply with any conditions set by the agency.

If you are applying for a new licence (not a renewal), your application must include:


  • a resume outlining current and / or previous involvement in theatrical productions, current and / or previous qualification that support this application, and a knowledge of the legislative requirements
  • a copy of your Standard Operating Procedures detailing the supervision, storage and safety arrangements for the firearms while they are being carried and used outside your licensed premises.


Ongoing eligibility requirements

A number of conditions apply including the following:


  • the dealer, or an employee, must supervise the use of the firearm, unless it is an imitation handgun or other firearm that has been rendered permanently inoperable
  • only dealers, their employees and persons taking part in the production can carry or use the firearms.

Licensed firearm holders who loan out blank firing firearms are required to be present during the filming or re-enactment while their firearms are being used.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $57.10

Fees for 2023-24


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Service Fees and Penalties - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Firearms Act 1996 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Firearm Regulations 2018 Victoria

Lodgement process


Please lodge your application, fee and any associated documents directly with the Agency.

Approval time

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.