Message from the Chief Commissioner

Our Services

Release date: Thu 21 June 2007

Last updated: Wed 21 October 2015


Front Counter Service

The Licensing and Regulation Division no longer provides a drop in counter service.

In order to deliver a more efficient service, front counter attendance is strictly by appointment only. Applications and other documentation will no longer be accepted over the front counter. Customers who attend without an appointment will be turned away.

Appointments are available on Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 11:00am and 3:00pm (excluding public holidays) at 637 Flinders Street, Docklands. Appointments can be made by contacting our customer service line on 1300 651 645.

Detailed information relating to the location of the front counter and what matters will be considered for an appointment can be found here.

Applications, renewals and general correspondence or enquires should be forwarded to:
Licensing & Regulation Division
GPO Box 2807
Melbourne VIC 3001 



In Victoria, the Control of Weapons Act 1990 provides the framework for controlling the sale, possession, transportation and use of non-firearm weapons and body armour. The weapons industry is regulated by Victoria Police's Licensing & Regulation Division (LRD).

Contact us
Licensing & Regulation Division
Victoria Police Centre
637 Flinders Street
Docklands, VIC, 3008

GPO Box 2807
Melbourne, VIC, 3001

Phone: 1300 651 645
Fax: (03) 9247 6485

Please note: Applications cannot be handed in at the counter.

Front Counter Service Hours (by appointment only)

  • Monday: 11:00am to 3:00pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00am to 3:00pm
  • Friday: 11:00am to 3:00pm

About the Control of Weapons Act

The Act divides weapons into four basic categories:

The Act regulates these categories differently, based on the danger they pose when they are used or if they are used inappropriately.

The Act also provides for two ways in which individuals, groups of people or classes of weapon may be able to receive special dispensation from the Act in relation to prohibited weapons and body armour. Dispensation may be granted either through the:

A Customs Import Permit allows a person with a Chief Commissioner Approval to import weapons from overseas into Victoria.

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