Message from the Chief Commissioner

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Release date: Thu 21 June 2007

Last updated: Fri 15 May 2015

Licensing & Regulation Division wishes to advise that due to the heightened security risk, Licensing & Regulation Division's front counter operating hours have changed to:

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

For access to general information please visit our website:

Firearm related information -  
Private Security related information -
Weapons related information -

For specific queries that are not addressed on our website, please email, or alternatively telephone Licensing & Regulation Division on 1300 651 645 between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.



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
Level 4, Tower 3
Victoria Police Centre
637 Flinders Street
Docklands, VIC, 3008

GPO Box 2807
Melbourne, VIC, 3001

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

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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